Instructional Accommodations: Making the Learning Environment Accessible to Students with Visual Disabilities
Betty Hurst, a first-grade teacher in Nashville, Tennessee, had a student with a visual disability in her class several years ago. Listen as she describes her own experience teaching this student (time: 0:56).
Revisiting Initial Thoughts
Think back to your initial responses to the following questions. After working through the resources in this module, do you agree with your Initial Thoughts? If not, what aspects of your answers would you change?
What does Ms. Milton need to know about students with visual impairments?
What should Ms. Milton consider when creating lesson plans to ensure the inclusion of Evan and Emily?
How can Ms. Milton facilitate Evan’s and Emily’s social adjustment?
When you are ready, proceed to the Assessment section.
To learn more about collaborating with the TVI, the Orientation and Mobility specialist, and paraprofessionals, visit the IRIS Module:
- Instructional Accommodations: Making the Learning Environment Accessible to Students with Visual Disabilities.
To learn more about making the classroom accessible for students with visual impairments, visit the IRIS Module:
- Accommodations to the Physical Environment: Setting up a Classroom for Students with Visual Disabilities.