Making accommodations to a test environment will afford visually impaired students the same opportunities for academic success and high scores as those without a disability.
It is important to check with the student to see what arrangements need to be made in order for them to complete their test efficiently. Here are some things they may ask for or suggestions for adjustments:
1. Make sure the test format suits their visual ability (Braille if needed, large print, recorded, etc.) Reading the test aloud may also be the best method for test implementation.
2. Allow for more time and repeat questions if necessary.
3. Try adding visuals with bold or distinct contrasting colors that will help them to identify certain objects in a diagram, graph, etc. Also, using tactile learning through 3D objects can help in a lab or science setting.
4. Allow the use of large-buttoned or talking calculators, provided they do not distract other students.
5. Allow after school time to review or repeat any questions missed during class (only if they have concentration or focus problems).