Materials List: Redesigning a Classroom for the Visually Impaired

Each group needs:

  • 1 stack of Post-it® Notes, ~60 sheets
  • Evaluation Matrix Template, one per student
  • Morphological Chart Template, one per student
  • colored pencils or markers
  • pencils
  • orthographic paper
  • isometric paper
  • drawing paper
  • 1 measuring tape
  • 1 foam core board sheet, 20 x 30-inches
  • 1 utility knife

For the entire class to share:

  • low-vision simulation goggles, such as those available at; alternatively, use blindfolds
  • (optional) white canes, such as the “canes for the blind” for $20+ at; or borrow a cane
  • metric rulers
  • hot glue guns and hot glue sticks
  • 3D printer and ABS filament, such as the FlashForge Creator Pro alternatively, provide foam core board and hot glue for students to cut, construct and paint their product prototypes and scaled furniture items
  • computers with access to CAD software such as Tinkercad, a free 3D design tool and easy-to-learn online app available at; requires an email address to open a free account; must be 13 years of age or older
  • (optional) computer with projector and Internet access, to show students images that depict how various types of visually impaired people see; such as Figure 3