Module 4: Accommodations for Vision Impairments
Getting In and Around the School and Classroom
An educator must be able to travel from the parking lot to school entrance, open and go through the door, travel to the classroom, maneuver around the classroom, and use other facilities such as the restroom and lunch room.
For people with visual impairments, problems with acuity and field of vision may impact a teacherís ability to identify an appropriate travel path, particularly on campuses that are spread out or in crowded rooms.
Accommodation options may include:
- Avoid tripping hazards and obstacles to travel within the classroom.
Arrange desks / work areas to allow a clear path for moving between students. Have students place book bags and other materials out of the way.
- Arrange class schedules and room assignments to minimize the need to travel across the building or campus.
More Significant Vision Loss or Blind
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