Some Recommended Accommodations for
Students With Mobility Impairment
is a problem, provide a notetaker or provide the student with copies of your
equipped with a special input device (e.g. voice input, alternative keyboard)
may need to be provided.
It may be
necessary to make arrangements for tests to be taken in an alternative manner.
Could tests be given orally? Could tests be taken with another person doing the
writing? Could the student take the test in the classroom if they are given
more time for writing and/or given the use of a word processor?
Give thought to
structuring lab experiences for someone in a wheelchair. Is lab equipment
located within reach? Are the tables adjustable? If the student’s arm/hand
mobility is limited, could s/he participate in such an experience on a “buddy
system” with another student doing the active experience portion of the
exercise? Not only classrooms but labs and field trips need to be in accessible
Do not assume
that a student with a mobility impairment will always need additional