Disability Driving Innovation: Building Accessibility into Our Design Thinking
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. This session will explore and demonstrate the principles of Universal Design and examine models from institutions and organizations that proactively address disability access in international education programming, from assessing accessibility at overseas sites to participant evaluation, and more.
Ashley Holben, Mobility International USA
Susan Sygall, Mobility International USA
Abigail Lehner, CIEE Alumna