Course handouts can be a valuable teaching tool for students with disabilities.
Course handouts highlight key ideas in lectures, provide a model of organization when structured outlines are used, and provide learning specialists or tutors with guidelines to support students with disabilities. Course handouts can also enhance the note taking skills of some students who, for example, have memory, fine motor, or organizational difficulties. Making handouts available in electronic format can facilitate access to a greater number of students. For example, blind students using speech output systems can access the text of handouts when posted on the World Wide Web.