The Disability Programs and Resource Center

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Disabilities and Instructional Strategies

Colleges and universities typically serve students with the following types of disabilities: mobility, blind/visual, Deaf/hard of hearing, learning, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, systemic, psychiatric, and brain injuries. Some of these conditions are readily apparent, while others are not always visible to an observer. This section presents an overview of disabilities, common accommodations and some instructional strategies one can implement to enhance the accessibility of course instruction, materials, and activities. It is important to remember that accommodations need to be flexible and tailored to each individual. The role of the DPRC is to work with students and instructors in arranging reasonable accommodations. The following types of disabilties are covered:

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