Allow students to use magnifying or color-changing overlay sheets in order to accommodate low vision or visual processing differences.

Example:

Products such as this or this (no specific endorsement of this product or seller), could be made available for all students use to try. Some students may find the availability of these supports essential, while others may find only a marginal or no benefit.

Providing access to supports for all students allows non-stigmatized access for those who need these supports. At the same time, it allows for students without documentation of unique needs to discover new strategies that may or may not be helpful to them.

Further Reading:

BrighthubEducation.com – Using Page Magnifiers for the Visually Impaired

Irlen.com – How Teachers Can Help

Coloured Overlays, Visual Discomfort, Visual Search and Classroom Reading by Tyrrell, Buckinghamshire and Holland


Created by Louis Olander
Reviewed by Kristen L. Hodnett

 

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