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"Treating the disabled the same as the non-disabled does not always suffice to treat them equally, for disabilities sometimes give rise to special needs and requirements. However, differential treatment can give rise to stigma and division, which is anathema to equality."
This special report examines the challenges that students, academics, and colleges face in dealing with disability on campus. It includes the voices of people who struggle with physical disabilities that make it difficult to navigate older buildings and lovely grounds, and of others who have less-visible conditions such as bipolar or autism-spectrum disorders.
A significant body of research on student retention reflects that social and environmental factors influence continued enrollment in postsecondary education and academic success. Yet, for students with disabilities, more emphasis is placed on accommodations, access, and support services without sufficient attention to the social aspect of the student experience.
This guide is a table of contents for disability, assistive technology, and disability theory resource guides.
These guides are unique because they provide a centralized location for materials on common disabilities, bringing together resources like popular literature, movies, websites, journals, databases and assistive technologies.
The USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity offers an innovative approach to assisting students with dyslexia, ADHD, and other identified learning differences. Utilizing current technology and enhanced academic support services, the center provides insight and guidance into your preferred method of learning.