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Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

Mobility Impairments

A variety of mobility-related disabilities result from congenital conditions, accidents, work-related injuries or progressive neuro-muscular diseases. These disabilities include spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, muscular dystrophy, cardiac conditions, cystic fibrosis, paralysis, polio/post polio, carpal tunnel syndrome, and repetitive strain injuries. Functional limitations and abilities vary widely even within the individual groups. Mobility impairments include students using wheelchairs, crutches, braces, walkers, or canes; however, not all students with mobility impairments require mobility aids (example, repetivie strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome).

Classroom Strategies

  • Notetaker
  • Classroom assistance with books and papers
  • Classrooms, labs, and field trips in accessible locations
  • Adjustable tables; equipment located within reach
  • Class assignments made available in electronic format
  • Computer equipped with special input devices (e.g., voice input, trackball, alternative keyboard)
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