SIMULATION IDEAS BLIND -Blindfolded to feel braille, walk around space, FINE MOTOR ISSUES - Put on rubber gloves and then try to tie shoes or button a shirt or put socks on their hands and have them try to pick up a dime. SENSORY ISSUES - Try on gloves with scratch paper or stick a small piece of scratch paper on the inside of their clothing/ label tags. ADD/ADHD - Listen to a story on headphones while at the same time having somebody ask them about their favorite school subject/food/movie to experience what kids with auditory-processing problems might face, etc. DEAF/ HEARING - Put cotton balls in their ears and then listen to instructions at each station. MOBILITY/ FLEXIBILITY ISSUES - Have participants try to pull a sticker off their back without raising their arms above their chests (e.g., loss of flexibility). VISION PROBLEMS - Have participants put on non-prescription glasses covered with petroleum jelly and try to read a label on a pill or cough medicine bottle (e.g., blurred vision). For those participants with glasses, you can place plastic wrap over their glasses for a similar effect. VISION PROBLEMS - Have children hold a large distorted magnifying lens and have them walk on a line of tape on the floor that is hard to see through the lens. DYSLEXIA - Have participants try to read or draw by looking through a mirror, seeing what someone with dyslexia might see. Display braces to use Display adaptive technology to use Display adaptive devices to use Sit in a wheelchair, use crutches, etc. Assistive dogs Lower limb mobility: Tie a dowel or ruler to the back of the leg so that the leg could not bend. Try putting on trousers, shorts, socks, shoes etc. Walk upstairs. Join in a game which involves sitting on the floor and then getting up and running.
Upper Limb mobility: Put "dominant" arm into a sling or tie a dowel to arm so it can't bend or strap fingers together or .... Drink a glass of juice, make a sandwich. Tie a shoe lace.
Sight problems: Blindfold, or wear somebody else's glasses (for a short while only - to avoid eye strain) Put together a jigsaw puzzle. Draw a picture. Write your name.
Hearing problems: Wear a walkman or personal radio playing "buzz" (radio tuned between stations) or loud music. Have them join in a game which relies on hearing. Learn the manual alphabet.
WHAT TO DO AS A GROUP Have the kids talk and write about it in class after trying it.
Have child go outside with their "disability" & put up a tent or some group activity(working in groups)
Find a game that everyone can play is a great way to see that disabled people can participate in many things!
DISABILITY AWARENESS FAIR IDEAS
Disability Awareness Events - Disability Simulations Things to Consider: • A disability simulation is any activity designed to give participants a sense of what it is like to experience a disability.
Common disability simulations include spending a day in a wheelchair, going into the community blindfolded, or playing sports with...