What are examples of science lab accommodations for students who have health impairments?

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Since each student's accommodation needs are unique and the student is often most knowledgeable about effective accommodations, be sure to talk with the student about what accommodations they might need.

Some specific accommodations that might be useful to a student with a health impairment in a science lab include the following:

  • Avoid chemical materials to which the student is allergic or provide an alternate assignment.
  • Allow for a flexible schedule and time allocation.
  • Provide detailed instructions.

This list is from the DO-IT publication Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities.

For more examples of accommodations that can be made in science labs consult the DO-IT Knowledge Base article What are examples of accommodations in science laboratories? and Accessibility in the Laboratory, published by the American Chemical Society.