Your diverse students

Have you considered you may have students with barriers to

  • Speed of reading & reviewing
  • Concentration & organization
  • Planning & deciding
  • Memorizing & recall
  • Problem solving & understanding consequences
  • Maintaining sustained body postures for sitting & stamina
  • Seeing, hearing, moving, holding, typing, speaking, etc.
  • Coping with & responding to change

Have you considered that the design of your course may produce barriers to access and participation?


How will hard-of-hearing students who rely on lip reading understand you if you face the board while delivering verbal instructions?


Do you have an alternative method of participation planned for students for whom online class forums or online labs/tutorials are not accessible to screen-reading software?


How will a student with low vision participate in field or lab work conducted in a location that is poorly lit?


In your morning class where the final exam is scheduled at 6pm, how will you assess a student's knowledge who has medication that interferes with test taking in the late afternoons and evenings?