What it is
An area of student need, involving reduced vision, even when corrected with glasses.
• Implement strategies suggested by a teacher of the blind.
• Provide copies of notes.
• Use white chalk on a blackboard or black marker on a whiteboard.
• Provide oral instructions with visual ones.
• Use an auditory cue to get the attention of the class.
• Use assistive technology (eg, closed-circuit television (CCTV)) and computers to enlarge and darken print according to the student’s needs.
• Provide enlarged print texts and handouts.
• Frequently check with the student for understanding.
• Encourage the student to be a self-advocate for his/her needs; consider the development of an alternative programming goal.
• Encourage use of a magnifier.
• Reduce visual distractions.Less... More...
• Use preferential seating near the front of the class and near assistive technology.
• Use a slant board to reduce glare.
• Dim or brighten the lighting according to the needs of the student; a desk lamp may be needed with access to an outlet (consider window lighting too).
• Develop a plan for safely moving through the school and for evacuation.
• Use assistive technology/computers for enlargement.
• Provide enlarged copies of tests.
• Allow extra time.
• Allow oral tests and/or scribing.
• allow breaks to refocus/rest eyes.
Strategies for various student needs.
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