Classroom Accommodations

Find & contribute ways of making Tech Ed classrooms accessible for all learners






Classroom Layout

This section addresses the issues of special tools and layout of these tools within the classroom to optimize learning.




Machine Adaptations

This section contains ideas of how to adapt machines to make them more accessible

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Autism

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Auditory Impairments

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Behavioural/Emotional DIsorders

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

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Intellectual Disabilities

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Learning Disabilities

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Motor/Orthopedic Impairments

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Wheelchair Ramp
This is a ramp and rolling platform Mr. Duruisseau created for a Mechanical Engineering student a BCIT. The ramp provided the student with an extra 8" of height to improve sight and access to machines in the metal shop. The ramp attaching to the platform separates to allow the platform to roll and folds for easier transportation and storage.The platform was on wheels and able to roll; however, it had a lot of friction and was compared to rolling on soft ground or grass. This design was just a prototype and could be improved for future use.

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The student had full mobility and no other restrictions other than being in a wheelchair. More adaptions to machines would be needed to accommodate students with motor impairments.

Another Invention
This is a new design Mr. Duruisseau came up with to accommodate physical impairments in a shop or Tech Ed classroom.
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This design is a shop-only wheelchair to gain elevation and forward reach. With the knees not so much out in front but more in a semi-standing position. In this position you gain elevation but you can also decrease the forward length of the chair to gain visibility and more reach over vertical obstructions. The hand wheels could be mounted on the seat and independent of the wheels with a chain drive down to the wheels. The large diameter of the wheelbase is unnecessary due to the hand wheels being separate from the chair wheels. Solid rubber tires would provide excellent traction on the shop floors.

Upright Wheelchair
This is an upright wheelchair that was designed by a Mechanical Engineering student at BCIT. It is steered using the hand controls on the side. The wheelchair is not fully complete yet and is a prototype but is a fantastic development.

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Multiple Disabilities

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Speech/Language Impairments

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Visual Impairments

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Other Health Impairments

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