Accommodation Strategies

The best accommodations are unique to the individual and develop from a cooperative relationship between an instructor and the student, sometimes with the assistance of special education teachers or postsecondary campus disabled student services offices. In this area of the AccessSTEM website you will learn strategies for fully including students with disabilities in STEM courses and activities. You will also read case studies and answers to questions instructors frequently ask about accommodating students with disabilities in their classes.

The content in this area of the AccessSTEM website is organized into three sections:

  • Disability Type
    Examples of accommodations provided to students with specific disabilities.
  • Academic Activity
    Strategies for working with disabled students in a variety of academic settings, such as large lectures, distance learning courses, and field trips.
  • MESA Interdisciplinary STEM Materials
    An example of how a printed appendix and web-based supplement can help teachers accommodate students with disabilities in STEM activities.

For additional resources to help instructors work with students with disabilities consult the DO-IT publications Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities, Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities, and Working Together: K-12 Teachers and Students with Disabilities.