When thinking about accessibility as a whole, it’s really important to remember that without accessibility, there can never truly be inclusion or equity. So we want to make sure that we’re addressing systemic issues of equity. Accessibility has to be one of our considerations. Watch this video on Operationalizing Accessibility to learn more.
Special Education in Local and Regional Jails (VDOE)
The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandated that special education and related services be provided to all eligible students including those who are incarcerated. As a result, Virginia is implementing services to eligible students, who are incarcerated in local and regional jails. Under the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia the operation of the jails is the responsibility of the local school division in which the local or regional jail is located.
Accommodations and Modifications for Adults with Disabilities
This document, developed by Florida Literacy (Marty Beech, Learning Systems Institute, FSU, 2011), provides some useful instructional strategies (Chapter 2) and accommodations for specific disabilities (Chapter 3). Since it was written for Florida, there are some specific policies and procedures that may not apply to other states or situations.
This website provides resources, instructional strategies, accommodations, and information about dyslexia (a learning disability in reading), dyscalculia (a learning disability in math), and dysgraphia (a learning disability in writing).