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Reading Disabilities

Reading disabilities occur when a person has trouble reading and comprehending text. People may not be able to read at all and others may read at a slower pace, have problems sounding out words, and understanding what they are reading. The cause of reading disabilities has not been proven but it is believed that it […]

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Universal Design

What is Universal Design? Universal Design is the design of products and environments that are accessible, understandable, and usable to all without specialized modifications or adaptations. Universal design is not the design for one person or a group of people, it is inclusive design. Universal design does not just benefit the individual but benefits society […]

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Deaf-Blindness

People who are deaf-blind do not necessarily totally deaf or totally blind. Deaf-blindness have a combination of hearing and vision loss. The degrees of hearing and vision loss may vary person to person. Possible Causes of Deaf-blindness: Usher Syndrome, Birth Trauma, Accidents and Illnesses, as well as Individual Causes of Deafness and Blindness. Usher Syndrome […]

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Did You Know? Auditory Disabilities

Auditory disabilities is a broad range for disabilities that affect a person’s hearing. Auditory disabilities are hearing impairments, such as hearing loss and deafness. Hearing Loss Hearing loss and deafness have varying degrees based on the decibels that are able to be heard. There are different types of hearing loss, including: Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural […]

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Motor Disabilities (Your One Page Cheat Sheet)

Physical and mobility impairments are motor disabilities. People with physical and mobility impairments are defined as having a disabling condition or health impairment that requires adaptation. Physical and mobility impairments are caused by traumatic injuries, diseases, and congenital conditions. Traumatic Injuries include: Spinal Cord Injury Loss or Damage of Limbs Traumatic injuries are considered physical […]

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Cognitive Disabilities

Cognitive disabilities impact the difficulty a person has performing mental tasks. The disabilities are based on a spectrum, given that concept is broad and does not have a clear definition. Cognitive disabilities have been linked to the biology and physiology of the brain. The biology and physiology of the brain can be affected by congenital […]

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