The purpose of the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exhange’s national advisory team, the Roundtable Consortium, is to bring together prominent international exchange and disability organizations. Together, their goal is to pave the way for people with disabilities to take full advantage of the cultural, volunteer, professional, and educational opportunities overseas, innovating solutions for increased access and inclusion.
Through annual meetings, which recently took place July 16, 2018, the partners stay updated on organizational activities and share new directions for future collaborative projects to bridge the disability and international exchange field.
The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.
Roundtable Consortium members include:
- Access Living
- AFS-USA, Inc.
- Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
- American Councils
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
- Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
- Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
- Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET)
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
- Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW)
- Diversity Abroad
- Global Ties U.S.
- Institute of International Education (IIE)
- Lighthouse for the Blind-San Francisco
- Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
- NAFSA — Association of International Educators
- PACER Center
- World Learning
- University of California, Education Abroad Program
- United States Department of State / Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
- University of Minnesota, Access Abroad
- United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
The Roundtable Consortium is by invitation only. However, we welcome best practices from any organization or institution that is working to achieve greater disability inclusion in international exchange. Share your best practice here.