And now, with their own cookbooks, students who are blind or have low vision are cooking up a storm.
RIDBC ABS Teacher’s Aide Carolyn was instrumental in turning the idea into a reality. “Cooking is a great way to draw subject matter in from the curriculum,” she said.
One such example occurred recently when the students were learning about Australia, the states, and animals.
“We have been making cookies in animal shapes. We teach the subject matter, discuss the ingredients, and incorporate mathematics, and there are many ways we incorporate maths – firstly by using quarter and half cups and then by dividing and multiplying the cookies,” Carolyn said.