Faculty Resource Guide
Below are examples of teaching techniques in the classroom, laboratory, examinations and field work that benefit all students, but are especially useful for students who have disabilities.
- Select course materials early so that students have time to obtain them in alternate formats (electronic text, audio)
- Make syllabi, short assignment sheets, and reading lists available in electronic format (e.g., disk, electronic mail, WWW). Contact the Assistive Technology Center for assistance.
- Face the class when speaking. Repeat discussion questions.
- Write key phrases and lecture outlines on the blackboard or overhead projector.
- When available, provide students with lecture notes or PowerPoint presentation handouts.
- Take the students on a tour of the lab he/she will be working in. Discuss safety concerns.
- Assign group lab projects in which all students contribute according to their abilities.
- Arrange lab equipment so that it is easily accessible.
- Give oral and written lab instructions.
Examination and Fieldwork
- Assure that exams test the essential skills or knowledge needed for the course or field of study.
- Some students will require extra time to transcribe or process test questions; follow campus policies regarding extra time on examinations.
- Consider allowing students to turn in exams via electronic mail.