Introduction – Making the World More Accessible

Did you know that around 1 billion people,15% of the world’s population, have a recognised disability?

Around 240 million are children. This means that someone in your classroom could be disabled or will know someone who is.

About this course

This activity invites students to look at the world around them and assess how accessible places and spaces are for people with disabilities and other specific needs.

This activity contributes to:

  • Geography and survey skills
  • Design and technology subjects
  • Scientific survey methods
  • Citizenship topics
  • Problem solving skills

Students participating in this activity will:

  • Understand what makes places and spaces accessible
  • Identify ways to improve the accessibility of places and spaces.
  • Contribute to citizenship activities
Two blue characters are shown, wearing yellow jumpers and blue trousers. The character in the back is in a wheelchair and has their hand raised in greeting. The character in the front is wearing dark glasses and walking with a white cane to indicate blindness. Both are smiling.


Using Recite Me software

Embedded software allows the site to be translated into 100 different languages and read out loud in 35 of them. ReciteMe also allows the user to change the size, colour and style of the font on the site. This means that you can help students who might have reading difficulties to join in with the activity.

To use Recite MeTM, click on Recite Me, then Access Tool in the top right hand corner of the site. If you need more information on how to use ReciteMe, click on About tool.

Ongoing support

For support please visit us on the community forums.

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