ERIC Number: ED408731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities. DO-IT Program.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This brochure describes ways that science teachers and students with disabilities can work together to develop creative alternatives for the challenges in gaining and demonstrating knowledge faced by these students. In the first section, "Gaining Knowledge", lists of difficulties faced by students with disabilities are placed in columns opposite to types of accommodations. Some of the accommodations described include: providing materials in alternative formats; providing scientific equipment with Braille and large print markings; providing an FM system or interpreter; making electronic communications available; providing extra time and access to materials via a computers equipped with speech and large print output; and flexible scheduling arrangements for students who have health impairments. The second section "Demonstrating Knowledge", details accommodations that can be made for students with disabilities who cannot demonstrate mastery of a subject by writing, speaking, or working through a problem in a lab. Accommodations include providing worksheets and tests in alternative formats, allowing extra times or alternative testing arrangements, and providing in-class access to a computer with alternative input devices. The brochure includes a list of key electronic resources at the University of Washington related to the DO-IT (Disabilities Opportunities Internetworking Technology) program. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Materials, Teacher Role, Testing Accommodations
DO-IT, 4525 15th Avenue NE, University of Washington, Box 35482, Seattle, WA 98105-4527; telephone/TTY: 206-685-DOIT; fax: 206-685-4045.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: Additional funding received from NEC Foundation of America and US WEST Communications.