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National Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Learning Support for Disabled Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Workshop Report: Providing Learning Support for Blind or Visually-impaired Students


Key Questions and Issues arising from workshop:

  1. Aren't geography and related disciplines so inherently visual that they pose insuperable problems for blind and visually-impaired students?
  2. Different areas of study and different field activities post contrasting types and levels of difficulty to blind and visually-impaired students.
  3. Which 'reasonable adjustments' should be made for blind and visually-impaired students?
  4. What are the real learning objectives underlying visually demanding field activities, and how could they be achieved in other ways?

Ifan Shepherd
Middlesex University

The workshop was based on the Web-based guide: 'Providing Learning Support for Blind or Visually-impaired Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities'


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