As increasing numbers of people with disabilities participate in academic opportunities and careers, the accessibility of classes, services, electronic resources, events, and specific project activities increases in importance. The goal is simply equal access; everyone who qualifies to use project resources or participate in sponsored activities should be able to do so comfortably and efficiently.
An approach for addressing needs of individuals with disabilities
The effectiveness of communication with faculty and peers can directly affect the success of students. There is a great deal of stigma associated with disabilities that affect human interaction, and often a misconception that intelligence is somehow correlated with clarity of speech and other communication abilities.