Accessible text is text that can accessed by the student. This might be a format such as Braille, digital text, large-format text, or audio.
If your student needs accessible text, ask the following questions as this accommodation is developed:
- What does the student need to access? All assessments? All classwork? All assignments?
- How will the student will access it? Through printed Braille? Through digital text read by a screen reader? Through both? For screen readers, will the school need to provide the student a computer or a tablet? What about a program or application? Will the student need training to use the technology?
- When will the student access the text? At home? In all classes? What about during P.E., on those occasions when paper assignments are provided?
Your answers to the above will determine the accommodation.
For example, one version of this accommodation might be the following:
Accessible text is defined as Braille and digital text that can be read by a screen reader. The accessible text will be provided to student for all classwork, assignments, and assessments. The accessible text will be provided to the student in advance of all classwork, assignments, and assessments. A computer and all extensions, applications, and/or programs necessary to access the digital text will be provided to the student at least a week before the start of the school year. At least a week before the start of the school year, the school will provide training to student to use all technology and extensions, applications, and/or programs necessary for the student to access the digital text.