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Classroom Modifications for Students with Visual Impairments - Chapter Summary
Study these helpful teacher resources for ideas on how to modify your classroom for visually impaired students. You'll examine classroom design strategies, materials and assistive technologies that support and accommodate students with different types of vision impairments. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter material, which allows you to use them wherever you are and whenever it's convenient.
How It Helps
- Improves student performance: These classroom modifications can help visually impaired students succeed in class.
- Addresses useful technologies: You'll be equipped to use technologies that can make the learning process more effective for visually impaired students.
- Helps adapt the classroom environment: The suggested classroom modifications support students with a variety or vision disabilities.
After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Adapt the classroom environment to accommodate students with visual impairments
- Understand classroom design elements that can support visually impaired students
- Adapt and use specialized classroom materials to help visually impaired students
- Apply assistive technologies, such as braille and audio devices, to help visually impaired students learn and read
1. Environmental Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments
In this lesson, teachers will learn various strategies for adapting the school environment for students with visual impairments. These strategies will help ensure students' safety and access to schoolwide resources.
2. Classroom Design for Students with Visual Impairments
In this lesson, teachers will learn about making modifications to their classroom design in order to accommodate for students with visual impairments. The lesson will include specific strategies for making changes to the learning environment.
3. Adapting Materials for Students with Visual Impairments
In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for adapting lesson materials to better meet the needs of students with visual impairments for equitable access to the curriculum.
4. Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments
Assistive technology can level the playing field, so to speak, for students with visual impairments to access the same educational opportunities as others. Read on to learn about audio resources, iOS devices, low-tech items, Braille helps, and more.
5. Assistive Technology for Reading in the Classroom
Children of all ages may struggle with reading skills in the classroom, but various forms of assistive technology can both aid in learning and also increase motivation and confidence.
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