A Guide for Everyone
This guide is created for everyone. Creating a culture where people with disabilities are truly included requires a universal awareness of the difficulties faced and a desire to make modifications and reasonable accommodations to ensure that these students have equal opportunity for learning.
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- if you have difficulty entering the Library
- if learning by audio or video is easier for you
- if you have difficulties reading the computer screen
- if English is not your first language
- if any special accommodation is needed to make you more comfortable in the Library
In 2005, 54 million Americans (19%) had disabilities, according to the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) by the US Bureau of the Census. More than half that number (35 million) have severe disabilities.
- 8 million had hearing problems (14.8% of people with disabilities)
- 8.1 million had vision problems (14.9%)
- 1.8 million used wheelchairs (3.4%)
- 1.1 million were blind (3.4%)
- 1 million were deaf (1.9%)
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, the most recent statistics on the number of college students with disabilities come from a 2006 study. It states 12.4 percent of students in community colleges during the 2003-04 academic year had a disability. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Education determined there were more than 1.4 million students with disabilities in the American higher education system.