(harlemjd, your point does that too!)
Just letting you know: I’ve been directing people to this essay so much that I’m linking to it from the Travel Hopefully Blog.
And this while I’m so overloaded with fighting for the help I’m entitled to, that the blog’s being neglected!]]>
What an excellent post. I love the sidewalk example you gave where people walking arm in arm break up to let someone pass. I love the way you worded the entire post to stress what ACCOMMODATION really means, and I really loved the fact that you explained things until your dad had a light bulb moment.
This closing was perfect:
“Accommodation is the key to the front door. And everyone’s entitled to have a key to the front door, people”.
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Because you are looking at capital expenditure, rather than ongoing funding, ergonomics is tricky. Adaptive equipment needs to FIT, both the needs of the child and the size of the child. There might be some value in having a box of different sizes and types of pointing devices and keyboards, so a teacher can change them if a child is having trouble.
If the classrooms aren’t physically accessible, that would need to be addressed first. Kids who can’t get into the room can’t learn there. You may be able to get things like ramps, lighting, and ventilation paid for with another line of the budget, but they are critical.]]>