The following links pertain to the understanding of particular disabilities.
Definitions of the 13 disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Hard-of-Hearing and Deafness
This page is divided into two sections: videos from deaf and hard-of-hearing students and a top ten list of items that deaf and hard-of-hearing students want you to know. Each provides significant information that deaf and hard-of-hearing students want to communicate to their teachers.
Sign Language Interpreting in the Classroom
Explanation of the Interpreter’s and the Instructor’s role In the classroom
ResourcesThis site provides resources to for educators that work with students that are hard-of-hearing or deaf. The focus of its resources is to increase the educational, career, and lifetime choices available to individuals who are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing.
Students with Sensory Impairments
Information on what constitutes a sensory impairment (e.g. blindness) and the accommodations provided to those students.
Brochure on the effects of a concussion in the classroom from the Concussion Management Program at Upstate Medical Center
Misunderstood Minds – A PBS companion site to the PBS special on learning differences and disabilities. Explore stories from the show and find information and resources.
Information on what constitutes a medical or mobility impairment and the accommodations provided to those students.
Asperger Syndrome: A Professor’s Guide
A 12 minutes video providing a concise introduction to life as a college student with Asperger Syndrome.