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Accommodations for a Sensory Disability

Accommodations for a Sensory Disability

Students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or low-vision should consider researching the following information:

Transportation: What are the transportation options to program site abroad (e.g. group flight, individual travel)? What forms of local transportation are used – (e.g. public transportation, private coach, taxis)?
Accommodation: Will you stay in a hotel, dorm, field station, home stay with local family? Does the program require a daily commute between the housing and the academic facilities? Will service animals be permitted?
Activities: Does the program include excursions to museums, historical sites, field locations or adventure activities that may not have accessible arrangements?
Language: Are American sign-language interpreters available? Will accessible media be available and translated into English?

Action items for students disclosing and seeking reasonable sensory accommodations:
Contact the study abroad office at Wright State to assist in assessing and communicating your needs. 

External Resources:
Mobility International USA: Blind and Low Vision Tips for Going Abroad
Mobility International USA: Podcast: Ripple Effects Season 1: #BlindAbroad
Mobility International USA: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Accommodations