If you are looking for information regarding the types of accommodations we offer with the Otus platform, you've come to the right place!

Continue reading to find the various types of accommodations, as well as links to resources that will further describe the process. Or, jump right to the section you are interested in by clicking on one of the links below:


Differentiation

  • Create and assign alternate versions of lessons.

  • Create and assign alternate versions of assessments.

  • Ability to create groups of students to streamline the process of distributing differentiated resources.


Assessment Accommodations

  • Teachers can add video recordings to go along with the assessment questions.

  • Teachers can add audio recordings to go along with the assessment questions.

  • Students can add video recordings to Rubric and Advanced assessments.

  • Students can add audio recordings to Rubric and Advanced assessments.

  • Assessments can be printed so students can take them on paper (keeping in mind that some question types on advanced assessments are not conducive to printing).

  • Availability windows and time limits can be added and removed to ensure students have the needed time to complete the assessment.

  • If your district has adopted GradeCam, this provides a way of using scantron-like bubble sheets as assessments, best used if there is a paper-based assessment consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions.

  • For Advanced and Simple Assessments, teachers can activate the Lockdown Browser, which locks down the testing environment and removes any visual distractions from the screen.

➡️ Specific to Advanced Assessments

Accessibility options including:

  • Making the assessment full-screen (eliminates the possible distraction of the Otus primary navigation bar).

  • Color scheme change: the ability to change the background and foreground colors of the assessment to accommodate any visual deficits. Options include:

    • Black on white (default)

    • Grey on light grey

    • Purple on light green

    • Black on violet

    • Yellow on navy

    • White on black

  • Adjust the Font Size of the entire assessment (regardless of the font size it was created in). Options include:

    • Small (75%)

    • Normal (100%)

    • Large (125%)

    • Extra large (150%)

    • Huge (175%)

  • A list of keyboard shortcuts for zooming in and out, including:

    • Zoom in: Command Plus (+): (will zoom in incrementally each time the + key is pressed)

    • Zoom out: Command Minus (-): (will zoom out incrementally each time the - key is pressed.

    • Reset zoom: Command 0: the browser returns to the default zoom level.

  • A free integration with Texthelp offers a variety of additional accessibility tools, including:

    • text-to-speech read aloud

    • talking single word translator

    • talking dictionary

    • picture dictionary

    • highlighters.

  • Ability to enable student annotations while taking the assessment that include:

    • notepad

    • sticky note

    • drawing mode

  • Ability to customize a mathematical/symbolic keypad for use on assessment questions


Assistive Technology

  • Otus is designed to function on any touch-screen device.

  • A specific Otus iPad App has been developed for a streamlined experience on an iPad.


Technical Support

  • Otus offers technical support to families in their native language


Next Steps

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