Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Got Architectural Barriers?

In the past, I have blogged about a PBS site that simulates reading, math, writing and attention challenges. Simulations offer the opportunity to experience the struggles, however briefly, that our students experience daily. And the expectation is that educators adapt their curriculum appropriately to ensure success for all learners in their classrooms.

I recently learned about another simulation activity from a fellow blogger (can't remember who blogged about this). This site simulates navigating your environment while using a wheelchair. Play the architectural barriers game and see how much progress we have made since 1955. This progress resulted from federal legislation including the Americans with Disabilities Act .

Some of our schools still present barriers to our students. As the new school year begins, identify the navigation obstacles that interfere with student independence. What can you do to remove those obstacles?

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