Ensuring Curriculum Access, in All Situations
We design and develop PLTW courses with accessibility for all students in mind. We have also created specific tools and resources to help you support student access in the event of IEP/504 plan requirements, technology barriers (e.g., a student loses a device), purposes of translation (e.g., translations to braille), or some other classroom situation in which accessing the digital version is not possible or feasible. Below is an overview of the tools and resources available to you:
- Courses supports standard accessibility practices and techniques including the use of video captions, alternative text descriptions, and compatibility with screen readers. Some of the features may vary across courses.
- Some of our newer PLTW course developments feature a Student Accommodation section to help teachers adjust course activities, projects, or problems to be accessible for students whose learning needs may require modifications and accommodations. As we make future course updates and new developments, we will continue to incorporate accommodations and resources to best meet the needs of students with disabilities.
- A non-digital, PDF version of the student course curriculum is available to support student accommodations in the event of IEP/504 plan requirements, technology barriers (e.g. student loses their device), purposes of translation (e.g. translations to braille), or some other classroom situation where accessing the digital version of course content is not possible or feasible. All PDF versions of the 2017-18 school year curriculum will be available in Courses by mid-August.
More information about Student Accessibility resources can be found in Courses within the Teacher Guide of each course in the Course Resources section.
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