Access to Education
There are many potential barriers to getting an education for a person with functional limitations. Managing some of these barriers is the responsibility of the educator, and for others, it depends on efforts by the student.
- Some educational materials have been designed to be accessible by students with different learning styles and abilities. Commonly, these cover the same content as non-accessible materials.
- Much of the vast body of existing educational materials can be made accessible through modified delivery methods.
- Mathematics, especially when moving beyond simple arithmetic, can be challenging. Some tools can make it easier.
- When existing materials are not adequate, a teacher may have to create accessible materials for the classroom. There are tools and products to assist with this process.
- A great deal of teaching involves reading information from paper. For some students, reading is a special challenge, and assistance can be required.
- In some cases, the student will have difficulty because of limitations in vision or hearing. Sensory aids can assist with inclusion in the classroom.
- Active learning involves identifying key points, and taking notes to assist recall. Note taking can be a challenge for some.
- If a student is using an assistive device in the classroom, they may also require a stable mount for that device.
What kind of accommodation are you looking for?
- Accessible Educational Materials (140) - Materials with designed in features for full access.
- Access Conventional Educational Materials (138) - Modifications to conventional materials to allow full access.
- Access to Math (28) - Special tools to facilitate learning or using mathematics.
- Create Accessible Materials (74) - If it doesn't already exist, these tools allow instructors to create accessible materials.
- Reading Assistance (183) - Various approaches to converting printed text to an understandable form.
- Sensory Aids (241) - Classroom accommodations for students with limitations in vision or hearing.
- Note Taking Assistance (41) - Assist the student in recoding key points from classroom presentations.
- Device Mounting Systems (3) - Hold assistive devices stably and securely on the desk or wheelchair.
- Other (51) - Products in the "Access to Education" category that do not fit into one or more of the categories above