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Classroom AUDIT

These tools measure the accessibility of your classroom, including the volume of instructional technology applied in the classroom. The "Minimum Font" slides provide recommendations for appropriate font size when presenting items with text. Other examples of classroom accessibility can be found.

R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee

Classroom AUDIT  (Excel Document)

Classroom AUDIT Manual  (PDF File)

How to Determine Font Size for Accessible Media  (PowerPoint Presentation)

Volume Distortion Test - mp3  (MP3 File)

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Posted by: Qussai on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 4:25 a.m.

The AUDIT provides an easy way of evaluating the accessibility of the class room environment for both students and instructors.

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Posted by: kcwallin on Mon Nov 23, 2020 at 9:31 a.m.

This AUDIT gives a comprehensive outline of almost all classroom features. It is helpful in identifying areas that need attention/improvement.

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Posted by: egauger17 on Tue Nov 24, 2020 at 11:29 a.m.

I think this AUDIT is helpful and give a good outline of classroom features that may pose barriers to some students. This will help the user identify areas for improvement.

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Posted by: emma.olenchek on Tue Nov 24, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.

This AUDIT shows a proper understanding of classroom features for both the students and teachers.

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Posted by: ssstaver on Mon Dec 21, 2020 at 6:26 p.m.

I think that this AUDIT is beneficial for teachers that want to make their teaching environments more accessible but don't understand what steps to take to reach that point. My mother is a high school English teacher who expressed wanting to make her room more accessible but doesn't know what she is missing. This is an excellent resource for her to reference.

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Posted by: odonnelll on Tue Dec 22, 2020 at 2:08 p.m.

The classroom audit assists teachers in creating an accessible environment for their students.It assesses ten sections of the classroom. Some of the sections include evaluating the entrance, inside of classroom, signage, sound, lighting, flooring, equipment, seating, and podiums. In applicable sections, measurements are provided to ensure proper dimensions. For example, seat height should be between 17 and 19 inches from the floor. This comprehensive assessment is a beneficial tool for teachers to use to determine accessibility features as well as areas of improvement.

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Posted by: Erin_Fitzgerald41 on Wed Dec 23, 2020 at 4:19 p.m.

I really enjoyed this classroom audit because it was very thorough and I learned more about specifics of an accessible classroom I hadn't thought about. The sound level needing to be below a "quiet home" noise of 50 decibels made me think about the location of schools within a city. The specific numerical details made this AUDIT very useful and precise.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability