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Content not Color Dependent

Modifying classroom materials so that information content is not color dependent allows students who are unable to differentiate between shades of colors to understand information.

Using classroom materials that are not color dependent is essential for students with color discrimination or certain visual processing deficits to process the information to be learned in the class. The creation or modification of these materials is most effective when the faculty member collaborates with the student to address their specific needs.



Students are responsible for notifying the services for students with disabilities office or the housing office in advance regarding their need for materials that does not use color to convey important information.


Faculty are responsible for working with the student to providing them with materials that do not require color recognition in order to understand information content in a manner that protects the student’s privacy.


The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for notifying faculty about the student's need for materials that do not require color distinction to understand information content, and to provide information to the faculty about how to implement the accommodation.


Related Functional Characteristics

Color Vision Deficiency : Students with color vision deficiencies may need modified class materials which do not rely on the ability to distinguish differences between colors in order to understand content.

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