What are typical accommodations for students with low vision?

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Although each situation is different and the student is the best source of information regarding useful accommodations, the following accommodations are typical for a student with low vision:

  • Seating near front of class
  • Large-print handouts, lab signs, and equipment labels
  • TV monitor connected to microscope to enlarge images
  • Class assignments made available in electronic format
  • Computer equipped to enlarge screen characters and images

For more information on this topic, consult Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities.

For specific information about computer-based accommodations for individuals with sensory impairments, consult Working Together: Computers and People with Sensory Impairments or view the video by the same title.