The number of students with disabilities attending college is on the rise and study abroad offices should be prepared to support this growing population. Improving access to international opportunities for students with disabilities requires the cooperative efforts of disability and study abroad professionals. Each side has their own expertise to contribute to the equation.
A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including, but not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working, and operation of a major bodily function).
~ADA 1990; ADAAA 2008
Visit the Disbility Resource Center's page for information on common disabilities.