Date
17 June 2019

Provide options for physical action

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Enable action and expression ’

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Overview

Overview

This video introduces ways to support physical action.

It includes information on digital technologies such as speech-to-text and word prediction options.

Offer accessibility tools to all

Offer accessibility tools to all

High school teacher, Ben Britton describes the impact of using digital resources and introducing all students to accessibility tools.

Consider mobility needs

Consider mobility needs

Consider the organisation of the learning space, ensuring all students and staff have access to work spaces, materials and resources.

The impact of removing barriers

The impact of removing barriers

Teva, a Year 5 student, describes how removing the barriers of writing with a pencil has allowed him to demonstrate his learning.

Reflection questions

Reflection questions

 
  • How can I model the use of assistive technologies and accessibility tools in my teaching?
  • How will I reduce barriers to learning created by the sensory skills needed for a task (mouse control, steady hand, ability to distinguish similar colours or sounds, see small font)?
  • How can I build my knowledge of creating digital content that is accessible and user friendly?
  • How can I organise the physical environment to ensure all learners have access to what they need?

Source: UDL guidelines CAST. Inc. 2018 (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Do’s and don’ts on designing for accessibility

Read time: 34 min

Publisher: United Kingdom Government

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Website

Universal Design for Learning iPad strategies: Text-to-speech

Publisher: Kit Hard

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Enable action and expression ”:

Return to the guide “Universal Design for Learning”

Guide to Index of the guide: Universal Design for Learning

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