How do I accommodate a student in fieldwork?
Attempt to include students in fieldwork opportunities, rather than automatically suggesting nonfieldwork alternatives. Ask the student how he/she might be able to do a specific aspect of fieldwork, and work together to develop the best access solution. Include special needs in requests for field trip vehicle reservations, and provide materials in alternate formats as appropriate.
For more information about accommodations for students with disabilities, consult Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities.
For views of students with disabilities regarding how they can best be accommodated in order to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and fully participate in science classes, consult Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities or view the video by the same title.
For specific guidelines about developing an accessible science or math class, consult The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science or view the video by the same title.
Last update or review: May 14, 2014