accessibility toolkit for students with dyslexia and other learning differences
Brevard Public Schools honors and celebrates the diversity that is found in the minds of our students, parents and staff. These differences call us to assess individuals’ strengths and use them to overcome challenges. It is our goal that all of our students will learn to maximize their strengths and become successful self-advocates for their own learning. As we move forward, all BPS stakeholders should use this resource to help them meet the needs of our students with dyslexia and other learning differences.
The toolkit is designed to be a “living document” where updated research and resources will be added on an ongoing basis. The Accessibility Toolkit supports the district’s Top 5 Priorities in the areas of Early Literacy, College and Career Readiness and Social Emotional Support for all Students.
- Early Literacy: Research supports that early identification is critical. Providing the early indicators of dyslexia and the necessary interventions allows our earliest learners to be successful!
- College/Career Readiness: Digital supports provide the tools necessary for accessing grade level content. These digital tools provide accessibility and opportunities for post-secondary training and employment.
- Social Emotional Support: The goal for early interventions and digital supports is to provide the necessary classroom tools to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Providing the interventions is part of the big picture but focusing on the students’ strengths is just as important for their emotional health.
Google Sites works best with these screen readers:
- Chrome OS—Use the ChromeVox screen reader.
- Microsoft® Windows®—Use the JAWS or the NVDA screen readers.
- Apple® Mac®—Use Chrome and the VoiceOver screen reader.