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Accommodations for Low Vision

Common Accommodations for Low Vision include:

  • Seating near the front of the class
  • Large print handouts, lab signs, and equipment labels
  • Monitor connected to the microscope or other lab equipment to enlarge images
  • Class assignments made available in an accessible electronic format (PDF)
  • Screen magnification software
  • Screen reader software
  • Reader for exams

Accommodations for Blindness

Common Accommodations for Blindness include:

  • Course materials in braille or an accessible electronic format
  • Verbal descriptions of visual aids, charts, graphs, and other images
  • Raised-line drawings and tactile models of graphic materials
  • Braille equipment labels, auditory lab warning signals
  • Adaptive lab equipment (e.g., talking thermometers, calculators, light probes, and tactile timers)
  • Computer with optical character recognition, screen reader, braille embosser, and braille printer
  • Reader for exams