The teacher could start out by naming some of her needs. For example, here are some of mine:

To learn most effectively, I need to…

  • have access to a computer
  • have access to high-speed internet
  • be involved with content that matters to me
  • be able to move from sitting to standing to moving
  • have a clear role
  • be given slides and transcripts of presentations in advance
  • have a quiet place to work without the distraction of others

It is important that we don’t view the special needs of each of our students as something that is lazy or cheating. If we can provide access, to one learner, we should provide it to all whom feel it would support their ability to learn as effectively as possible.

You can learn more from Haben by reading her brief guide on producing positive disability stories.

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