For individuals with disabilities, accommodations make the difference between access to opportunities and being shut out of those opportunities. Accommodations, while vital, vary from individual to individual and depend on many different factors. Join the Bridges Helpdesk as we explore understanding, identifying, and advocating for accommodations in the area of assessments, including quizzes and tests, state-required tests, and tests required for college admission and for earning college credit.
Join us as we explore blind/low vision-related accommodations, from definition through application on high-stakes tests.
- April 5: Accommodations versus Modifications
- April 12: Categories of Assessment Accommodations
- April 19: Importance of Using Assessment Accommodations Consistently
- April 26: Guides to Testing Accommodations for Blind/Low Vision Students in Maryland
In this fourth installment of our “Assessment Accommodations April” series, we share “Guides” to testing accommodations for tests required by the State of Maryland and “Guides” to tests required for college entrance and for college credit. These guides can help students, families, and educators understand which accommodations are available on any given test. This understanding will help all members of the IEP team identify and consistently provide needed accommodations to adequately prepare students for high-stakes testing and post-secondary education and employment.
Guides to Testing Accommodations for Blind/Low Vision Students in Maryland
College-related Exam Guides
Maryland Assessments Guides
For Kindergarten Students
For Students Grades 3-8 and High School
For English Language Learners
For Students with “Significant Cognitive Disabilities”
Follow the Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page for more transition tips, and please contact the Free Helpdesk for Maryland Blind/Low Vision Transition Students, Families, and Educators anytime using:
- Our Accessible web form
- Email: Helpdesk@imagemd.org
- Text: Send to: (410) 305-9199
- Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page or Facebook Messenger
- Voice mail: Call (443) 320-4003, leave a voice mail message, and we will return your call
This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.