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It is important to include all students, regardless of ability level, in rich learning experiences.

To that end, this web site was built using accepted web standards, such as tableless XHTML 1.0 Strict and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2.0. It meets all guidelines set forth by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and conforms to all standards in Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ' 794d) of the Rehabilitation Act. This web site also abides by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Virginia computing resources, which dictates the responsibilities of Virginia web developers.

The adherence to these web standards assures that this site is accessible to almost all and loads 50% to 500% faster (depending upon connection speed) then table-based layouts.

Access Nature

Teachers wanting an inclusive print-based curriculum offering more than 60 hours of hands-on, habitat-based activities may be interested in Access Nature™, a publication of the National Wildlife Federation®. Activities in this curriculum can be enjoyed by all audiences, including students with disabilities.

Educators can meet the diverse needs of today's classroom with activities that include adaptations for students with hearing, learning/cognitive, motor, and visual disabilities. Access Nature is aligned with the National Science Education Standards and includes general disability-related teaching guidelines and resources as well as individual activity adaptations. The Access Nature curriculum can help you increase your comfort level working with inclusive audiences while offering all students a chance to explore nature, starting in their own schoolyard.

Access Nature costs $39.95. For more information, go to: http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/accessnature.cfm.