MESA Accessibility Supplement: Designing Environments
In these activities, students design and build scale models of a cabin. Floor plans and site surveys can be represented with raised-line drawings or manipulatives for students with visual impairments. The creation of a cardboard model cabin will present challenges to students with upper body mobility or fine motor impairments. Have students work with partners or in small groups so that each student can contribute according to his or her strengths. For information on suggested accommodations, select an activity below.
- Activity 1: Architecture and Design
- Activity 2: Pondering Perimeter
- Activity 3: Accentuating Area
- Activity 4: Modifications and Models
- Activity 5: Raising the Roof
You may also select a disability type to see the suggested accommodations across all the activities.