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Libguide to accompany the Disability Display at the Kendall Campus Library
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Recommended Websites

  • MDC - ACCESS Dept.
    The Office of ACCESS (Disability Services) provides, arranges and coordinates accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

  • Disabled-World
    This site contains a large list of community services, videos and products for the disabled. Lots of important information for individuals with disability such as traveling, fitness and nutrition, etc
  • Disability Social History Project
    This site is interested in sharing the major accomplishments of individuals with disabilities. Of great interest is their historical timelines, exhibits, and bibliographies
  • Disability Programs in the US
    Describes all the various services individuals with disabilities are entitled to by the U.S. Federal Government
  • Disability.gov
    this site from the federal government offers access and information to a many important local and national resources for the disable community, for example, scholarships, education, health, jobs, etc.
  • World Health Organization
    vast array of information about the disabled community world-wide. this site offers access to many international publications regarding disability and rights of individuals with disability world-wide
 

Definitions

About 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability, or whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning (WHO, 2011).  For the U.S. Federal Government, with respect to an individual, the term "disability" means:

(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual;

(B) a record of such an impairment; or

C) being regarded as having such an impairment.

In addition, others expand such definition to explain that a disability is a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or group. The term is used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment mental illness, and various types of chronic disease (Disabled-World, 2011).

 

 

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Kendall Campus ACCESS Dept.

Location: Room 2121

Phone: 305-237-2767

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office of ADA Coordinator
District Human Resources
Location: Room 1112, Kendall Campus
Phone: 305-237-2090
TTY: 305-237-2343
E-mail:jruff@mdc.edu

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