The future is accessible! That is the expectation as more people with disabilities – the world’s largest minority community – continue to enter mainstream spaces, assume leadership positions, and identify and advocate for full inclusion. Education abroad serves to create a pipeline of emerging leaders with disabilities equipped with the global competencies necessary to further social justice at a greater scale.
To fulfill the theme of CIEE’s 2018 annual conference on international education in Barcelona, Spain, staff and alumni from MIUSA and CIEE presented “Disability Driving Innovation: Building Accessibility into Our Design Thinking,” a session exploring the principles of Universal Design and examining models that proactively address disability access in international education programming, from assessing accessibility at overseas sites to participant evaluation, and more.
- Susan Sygall, MIUSA
- Abigail Lehner, CIEE Alumna
- Morgan Reiss, CIEE
- Ashley Holben, MIUSA
Download the presentation slides as PPT or PDF files under “Documents” below. Photos are described.
Scroll down for a few photos from the session! View in Flickr for full image descriptions.
See also our tip sheet on 10 Steps Towards a Universally Designed Program