Your classroom environment can be tailored to help ensure that classroom instruction serves students with all types of learning styles and accommodates students with disabilities.
A student’s need for accommodations may be minimized through the use of universal design for learning. Universal design promotes an equitable, flexible, fully accessible learning environment designed to meet the needs of diverse learners using multiple means of engagement, expression and representation.
Universal design suggestions
Using the Tegrity lecture-capture system, which eliminates the need for notetakers
Using captioned videos, films and other audio presentations
Offering flexibility regarding attendance
Providing texts in alternative formats
Giving verbal descriptions of visual aids and graphics
Paraphrasing questions and answers
Highlighting key points throughout discussions
Using multiple teaching methods, including lecture, discussion, hands-on activities, Web-based work and fieldwork
Providing multiple methods for students to demonstrate knowledge, such as demonstrations, presentations and portfolios
If you have questions regarding how best to accommodate a student with a disability or how to implement universal design suggestions, contact the Disability Center.
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