Developing an inclusive curriculum for visually disabled students

Shepherd, Ifan D. H. (2006) Developing an inclusive curriculum for visually disabled students. The Inclusive Curriculum Project (ICP) (3). Geography Discipline Network (GDN), and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HFCE), Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 1861741693

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[Aims] The purpose of this guide is to help staff identify and remove the barriers that visually disabled students may encounter when studying one of the GEES disciplines - i.e. geography, earth and environmental sciences - and to suggest ways in which students can be helped to enjoy a fulfilling learning experience. Some of the advice and guidance offered will be generic, reflecting the importance of a strategic approach within institutions and departments to the planning and delivery of inclusive curricula. However, much of the advice will apply to specific forms of visual disability, and to the demands made by the study of GEES disciplines. Moreover, because each student is unique, most of what is discussed here will need to be made relevant and personal to individual students. It is a key principle of this guide that a blanket approach to the management of the learning needs of visually disabled students on a GEES programme of study is likely to be ineffective.

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