Motor function disabilities can inhibit a person's ability to access certain information and resources. As an educator, the goal is to provide accessible learning opportunities and resources for everyone, including those with motor function disabilities such as paralysis, loss of limb, spinal bifida and cerebal palsy.
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- [Voiceover] There are a wide range of disabilities…and impairments related to motor function,…which can act as obstacles for students accessing learning.…Examples of this include paralysis,…lost or damaged limbs, disorders such as cerebral palsy,…spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and more,…arthritis, as well as physical injuries.…Now the accommodations needed are specific…to the type of impairment.…These issues can prevent people…from being able to write out responses,…or effectively use a computer keyboard or mouse.…
It's important to keep this in mind…when you're creating resources, both physical and digital.…And understand that certain accommodations may be required.…Most students with severe motor disabilities…will require additional support,…as well as the appropriate assistive technologies,…which I'll discuss more in the technology chapter.…It's important to work with any additional support staff…to determine the appropriate accommodations…needed for each unique student.…Examples of some of these accommodations…
- What is accessible learning?
- Accommodating different needs, from vision impairments to lack of digital access
- Adapting presentations, responses, and timing
- Using an LMS to make learning more accessible
- Adding alt text to images
- Adding closed captioning to videos