What lab safety issues need to be considered when working with a student with a mobility impairment?

DO-IT Factsheet #80

Although each situation is different and the student is the best source of information regarding useful accommodations, the following are some accommodations that should help to make the laboratory safer for students with mobility impairments and the other students in the class as well:

For more information on making science laboratories accessible to students with disabilities, visit the Regional Disability Liaison Unit [1] at Deakin University and look for "Lab access Manual" to download the PDF document or obtain the information in HTML.

Additional suggestions for making science labs accessible can be found in The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Math and Science [2] or view the video [3] by the same title.

For information on accommodation strategies, consult Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities [4] or view the video [5] by the same title.

You may also wish to consult the Science Labs area of the AccessSTEM Room.