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1 Did You Know? Nearly 10 percent of all college students have a disability. National Council on Disability (2003) People with disabilities and postsecondary education. (Retrieved Oct 2).

2 Did You Know? The purpose of providing testing accommodations is to enable individuals with disabilities to demonstrate their mastery of the subject matter not to provide lesser academic or professional standards for people with disabilities. Accommodations may affect how a test is taken, but not what it measures. Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (Retrieved Oct 2)

3 Did You Know? Approximately 600 athletes and officials are expected to participate in the next Winter Deaflympics in 2007Winter Deaflympics in the United States. Text: Photo Credit: Gallaudet University Athletes

4 Did You Know? Amped Riders is the brainchild of Pennsylvanian Garry Moore. Garry, a self-professed "avid" skateboarder, lost his leg as the result of an industrial accident in 1997. At first he thought he'd never go boarding again. Then he changed his mind. Content and Photo Credits: Amped Riders AssociationAmped Riders Association

5 Did You Know? The National Wheelchair Basketball Association has over 2000 member athletes who compete on more than 185 teams throughout the United States. Photo Credit:

6 Did You Know? Paralympic athletes include individuals with cerebral palsy, visual impairment, spinal cord injuries, intellectual disability and a group which includes all those that do not fit into the aforementioned groups.

7 Did You Know? Paralympic Athletes compete in 25 different sports.

8 Did You Know? The Paralympics are elite sport events for athletes from six different disability groups. Text and Photo Credits Website

9 Did You Know? Students with many types of disabilities attend college. Types of Disabilities Reported by Full- Time College Freshmen Attending Four- Year Institutions in 2000. Hearing 8.6% Speech 2.9% Orthopedic 7.1% Learning disability 40.4% Health-related 5.4% Partially sighted or blind 6.1% Other 16.9% *** Column does not necessarily add to 100 percent because students could list more than one disability. Source: HEATH Resource Center, American Council on Education. (Based on unpublished data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, UCLA. (Retrieved Oct 2))

10 Did You Know? The Office of Disability Services at WOU sometimes needs note takers. Note takers turn in their lecture notes after class and receive pay Find out each quarter by turning in an application at ODS in APSC 405

11 Did You Know? In providing accommodations colleges are not required to lower or effect substantial modifications to essential requirements. For example, although your school may be required to provide extended testing time, it is not required to change the substantive content of the test. US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.(2006) Students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education: know your rights and responsibilities.

12 Did You Know? Some disabilities are not immediately apparent. Some hidden disabilities are: autism, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities and mental illness.

13 Did You Know? The number of athletes participating in Summer Paralympic Games has increased from 400 athletes from 23 countries in 1960 to 3806 athletes from 136 countries. Text and photo credit:

14 Did You Know? Over 17 million Americans use wheelchairs. Photo Credit: Text: Demographics of Wheeled Mobility Device Users Mitchell P. LaPlante, Ph.D. Associate Adjunct

15 Did You Know? Wheelchairs for rugby differ from everyday ones. Wheels for rugby chairs are sloped outward for quicker turns and better stability, while metal frames, known as wings, protect against collisions. New chairs vary in price from $2,500 to $3,500. Text: Photo credits:

16 Did You Know? The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require postsecondary institutions to make education accessible for students with disabilities. Contexts of Postsecondary Education Services and accommodation for students with disabilities (retrieved Oct 2)

17 Did You Know? Many ski resorts frequented by non- disabled individuals are shared by people with a wide variety of disabilities. Equipment that people with disabilities use may be different, but individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, visual and hearing impairments, post polio syndrome, and a wide variety of other disabilities go to the slopes each year to enjoy the snow. Text: Photo credits: Photo Credit:

18 Did You Know? A National Tour Team of wounded servicemen and women, and other members of the military, cycled cross- country in Soldier Ride 2006 to raise funds and public awareness for the needs of wounded soldiers still in hospital beds, and to inspire those with injuries that they can be physically active again. Text and Photo Credit:

19 Did You Know? Special Olympics currently serves more than 2.25 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 150 countries. more than 200 Programs

20 Did You Know? Special Olympics is the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

21 Did You Know? Wheelchair Tennis rules are the same as stand-up tennis, except the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces of the ball. Text: Photo Credit:

22 Did You Know? Wall climbers with the Blind Sports Organization. Approximately 1.3 million Americans are legally blind. Text: American Foundation for the Blind Photo credit: Blind Sports Organization (B.S.O.)

23 Did You Know? Over 200 WOU students receive accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.

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