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Improving Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

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Understanding the needs of students with disabilities and how to accommodate those needs makes it easier for you to include and teach them effectively.

There are so many different types of disabilities that it would be difficult to even list them all.  Most broadly, the range of disabilities include:

  • learning disabilities: ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other
  • psychological disabilities: emotional, mental, and behavioral disabilities,
  • physical disabilities: hearing and visual impairments, other disabilities that require individuals to use wheelchairs, and others.

All of these disabilities result in different learning styles, some in direct conflict with one another.  Some of these students are highly visual learners, and some are kinesthetic or auditory learners.

Follow the links below for more details on teaching students with disabilities:

See Materials from Accessibility and Disability Workshop (Spring 2018)