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5. Verifying wheelchair accessibility for fieldwork or field trip sites.

Considering accessibility issues during course planning can help eliminate or reduce the need for alternative assignments or accommodations due to environmental barriers. Locations or assignments can then be modified during the planning phase to meet a broader range of student needs. This application of universal design benefits students with a wide range of mobility and health impairments as well as those who are simply not physically fit.

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