How Can Schools Accommodate The Needs Of Blind And Visually Impaired Students?

Girl studentFrom elementary school through university, here are some of the accommodations schools can -- and in some cases do -- make for students who are blind or visually impaired:
  • Notes, handouts, and texts distributed in tape, braille, or electronic format
  • Verbal descriptions of visual aids
  • Raised-line drawings and tactile models of graphic materials
  • Braille lab signs and equipment labels; auditory lab warning signals
  • Adaptive lab equipment (e.g., talking thermometers, talking calculators, light probes, and tactile timers)
  • Computer with screen reader (e.g., JAWS), vocal output, braille screen display and printer output
What are typical accommodations for students with blindness?

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