Compensatory Access: A Student's Perspective

The ECC or Expanded Core Curriculum consists of the knowledge and skills needed by a student with a visual disability to access core content areas. Everyone involved in the life of a student with a visual disability should seek to learn as much as possible about the ECC which is organized into the nine areas listed below: 

Nine Areas of the E.C.C.

ECC a Student's Perspective Introduction (first post in this series)

images of a tactile map, braille labels on notebooks, fingers reading braille page, and tablet attached to a wheelchair with sip and puff control.

Compensatory Access

Compensatory Access refers to skills students with visual impairments use in order to access the general curriculum. For some students with visual impairments, the compensatory access to the curriculum comes in the form of braille. For others, the curriculum is presented in large print. Additional examples of compensatory access are braille paper/notebooks, dark lined paper, a braille notetaker, and an adapted keyboard. 

 “Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” - Michael Jordan

 

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