What accommodations are commonly used for students with disabilities?
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Presentation accommodations allow a student with a disability to access information in ways other than standard visual or auditory means (e.g., by reading or listening). These accommodations change the way that instruction, directions, and information are presented to students. To better meet a student’s needs, presentation accommodations can be bundled. For example, tactile graphics might require auditory support. The table below outlines how teachers can present information so that students with disabilities can access tests or instructional content.
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Guiding Questions for Teachers
When teachers consider whether a student might require presentation accommodations, they should ask themselves some guiding questions. For example, does the student have a disability that makes it difficult to:
- Read standard print?
- Hear or understand spoken language?
- Understand written text?
- Manipulate text?