A World Awaits You – People with Disabilities Access Languages

colorful illustration of five seated individuals immersed in reading language books or conversation. One figure reads from a book labeled "English." Another has a white cane folded at his feet and accesses his text via a tablet with headphones. A couple read from an ASL book and sign with each other. The last person is seated in a wheelchair and reads from a book labeled "Arabic."
A journal on people with disabilities traveling with a purpose

Welcome to the online version of the A World Awaits You (AWAY) publication focusing on opportunities to learn or teach a foreign language abroad.

This is part of the #AccessLanguages campaign initiative. The goal of #AccessLanguages is to promote opportunities to study language abroad while drawing attention to best practices that exchange providers can employ in their programs.

You have two options for reading this publication. Access the HTML version by clicking on the links in the Table of Contents below, or download the accessible PDF version, readable on your computer or tablet. If you are having an event in which you would like to distribute printed versions contact us with the name of the AWAY issue and the number of copies.

Copyright © 2017 Mobility International USA, All rights reserved. This publication may be printed for educational purposes only.

Information provided throughout this publication has been compiled by the National Clearinghouse on Disability (NCDE), which is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA, to provide free information and referral services that increase the participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange programs.

Author: Justin Harford

Editor: Michele Scheib and Monica Malhotra