Disability-specific resources for Americans going abroad.
Assistive Technology Information for Blind and Low Vision People: Learn about screen-reading, magnification or dictation software for computers, and equipment such as refreshable braille displays, video magnifiers, portable note takers, and more.
Blind and Low Vision Exchange Participants Going Abroad: Learn about going abroad as a blind or low vision exchange participant, including preparing to going abroad, arranging accommodations, and having a successful experience abroad.
Guide Dogs and Service Animals While on International Exchange: Consider these practical suggestions from experienced travelers and links to learn more about bringing a guide dog or service animal abroad.
Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Accessing Foreign Languages: Optimize foreign language learning by considering helpful structuring of lessons and accommodations, and comparing different technologies and types of courses.
Stories and blogs about blind and visually impaired international exchange participants: Read personal stories of visually impaired international exchange participants.
Autism Spectrum / Asperger and International Exchange: Explore considerations for participating in international exchange as a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger Syndrome.
Funding Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Exchange Participants: Discover tips for funding accommodations for Deaf and hard of hearing exchange participants.
Sign Language Interpreters for International Exchange: Discover strategies for finding, funding, contracting and advocating for sign language interpreters.
Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Exchange Participants: Learn about technology available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Exchange Participants while abroad, including video relay, speech-to-text, and text messaging services.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Accessing Foreign Languages: Learn strategies for communicating effectively in a foreign language setting.
Stories and blogs about Deaf and Hard of Hearing international exchange participants: Read personal stories of Deaf/HOH international exchange participants.
Learning Disabilities and International Exchange: Learn general information about types of learning disabilities, disclosing a learning disability, and specific challenges and opportunities for people with learning disabilities doing international exchange.
Students with Learning Disabilities Accessing Foreign Languages: Learn strategies for optimizing foreign language learning.
Learning Disability and ADD/ADHD Questions: Questions for students with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD to consider when planning for study abroad.
Diabetes and International Exchange: Recommendations for travel in other countries for people with diabetes.
HIV/AIDS and International Exchange Planning: Learn more about policies, medication and other resources useful for international exchange participants living with HIV/AIDS.
Oxygen and International Travel: Learn tips for traveling with oxygen.
Mental Health-Related Disabilities: Considerations for Exchange Participants: Learn more about international exchange considerations for people with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (or obsessions and compulsions), post traumatic stress, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and disordered eating.
Air Travel Tips for People with Disabilities: Learn tips for flying with a disability, including information specifically for people with mobility disabilities.
Packing for Easier Travel with a Mobility Disability: Learn tips for packing, including information about luggage, portable ramps, shower equipment, walkers, reachers and other products useful for international exchange.
Mobility Disabilities and International Exchange: Discover tips and strategies for planning what to bring and how international exchange programs can provide accommodations.
Personal Assistants on International Exchange Programs: Learn about going abroad with a personal assistant, including how to fund personal assistants for international exchange.
Power Wheelchairs and Other Electrical Devices for International Travel: Consider battery chargers, voltage convertors, plug adapters and other advice when deciding how best to travel with power equipment.
Pressure Sore Prevention and Management Abroad: Learn ways to prevent and treat pressure sores during international exchange experiences.
Stories and blogs about international exchange participants with mobility disabilities: Read personal stories of international exchange participants with mobility disabilities.
Toilet Tips: Using the Bathroom No Matter Where in the World You Go: Discover what to do on airplanes or in developing countries where accessible toilets can be difficult to find.
Ventilators and International Travel: Read tips and resources for traveling with a ventilator.