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Re: instructor questionalternative accommodation


From: Thomas Lee McKeithan II
Date: Jan 26, 2017 3:14PM

I agree. There are some student's who elect not to disclose that they have a disability or utilize the accessible version for one reason or another. The student needs flexibility.

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:41 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] instructor question re: alternative accommodation

hello: a student has no obligation to let the instructor know they have a disability but if they don't tell the instructor how to accommodate them they have no accommodations. students should be given a choice to turn the feature on or off them selves.. but you need to make sure the student is not losing any content or ideas from the accommodation. make sure the other games and so on teach the same thing. and then once you have done that why not just give every one the accessible games and get rid of the others. Lucy

Lucia Greco
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration University of California, Berkeley
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On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Bruno, Michele < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> In one of our new products we have math 'games' that are highly visual.
> One suggestions is to have an instructor-side question that asks if a
> student needs alternative accommodations. If the instructor checks
> the box then the student is instead presented with a multiple choice
> question to learn the objective.
> I was under the impression that a question of this nature may have
> legal implications yet I am unable to find resources nor examples.
> Anyone have experience and/or guidance?
> Many thanks,
> Michele
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >
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