Providing Learning Support for Blind or Visually Impaired Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Designing and Implementing the Fieldwork Curriculum

Selecting fieldcourse study areas

Fieldcourse study areas are typically chosen for a variety of reasons. Among these are:

The challenge for staff designing fieldcourses is to add additional selection criteria for assessing the suitability of fieldcourse venues for blind or visually impaired students. Among these criteria might be:

As mentioned elsewhere in this guide, it is important to discuss these issues with the individual students concerned. It might be appropriate to sit down with maps of the intended study locations in order to talk them through likely problems. It might be possible to reduce some of the problems by rescheduling or relocating field study activities.

See the related document on Undertaking an Audit of Fieldcourse Venues.

Page updated 14 December 2001

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