Some Recommended Accommodations for
Students With Visual Impairment
seating is important for this student. Since visual cues may not be available,
preferential seating assists the student in getting as many auditory cues as
possible. If the student is using a dog guide, give the student an assigned
seat so that the dog can assist her/him in getting there.
prior notice when research papers are assigned. Someone may have to aid in the
literature search, both in finding materials and in translating them. Deadlines
may need to be modified.
When using the
chalkboard, lessen the glare as much as possible and write in big letters in
contrasting colors. Important information should be emphasized verbally, not
just in writing.
lectures or reproduce lecture notes in other alternative formats.
texts need to be audiotaped, brailled or reproduced in large print.
assignments may need to be provided in electronic format or on a computer disc.