All students should be provided access to the general education curriculum and age- and grade-appropriate curricular materials. To assist in providing this access, the ACCESS Project provides professional development related to adapting text and materials.
When books are adapted, they can make reading more successful for students with significant disabilities. Adaptations can include making a book easier to use (turning pages, holding) and text easier to read (simplify, change) and remember. The ACCESS Project has a library that contains adapted versions* of required reading for elementary, middle and high school. For information regarding adapted books, or to request a copy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore City Public Schools:
Sherlock Center on Disabilities, Providence, RI:
Tarheel Reader (books created by educators):
*Please read and purchase original text (cited by author) prior to using any adapted text.