Date
19 January 2020

Provide options for students to create, learn, and share what they know

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Reducing barriers for year 9–13 students’

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Offer text-to-speech tools

Offer text-to-speech tools

Students describe the difference that having access to text-to-speech has made to their achievement.

Give options for student expression

Give options for student expression

Provide options for students to express what they know in a variety of ways.

  • Create opportunities where students can personalise learning tasks and projects and build on their knowledge, experience and strengths.
  • Develop success criteria with the students.
  • Encourage independent and collaborative work in different formats, such as mind maps, videos, photos, podcasts and diagrams.
  • Make learning support tools available to all students across the curriculum, for example, text-to-speech, graphic organisers, planning tools, storyboards, voice recorders.
  • Use collaboration, peer mentoring and cooperative learning models.
  • Assess understanding and presentation separately.
  • In exams and assessments, provide a reader-writer who reads the questions aloud and writes down the student’s answers.

Offer options for sharing learning

Offer options for sharing learning

Provide a range of ways for students to express what they know. Ask students which approaches they would like as regular options.

Utilise technologies to remove barriers

Utilise technologies to remove barriers

Introduce students to a range of tools and technologies they can use to express their ideas and tell stories.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Reduce barriers for year 9–13 students”:

Return to the guide “Curriculum accessibility”

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