Interested in Disability Studies?

The University of New Hampshire, with the support of the Institute on Disability, offers a variety of programs of graduate and undergraduate study on essential topics related to disability. These programs of study provide a solid foundation for future teachers and leaders in fields related to the lives of individuals with disabilities. 

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Sign Language ASL

Did you know that the UNHM Sign Language Interpreter program is the oldest accredited bachelor degree program in the Nation?

The Sign Language Interpretation program is guided by the premise that people who are hearing impaired possess their own cultural values, literature, history, traditions and social conventions. Interpretation requires bilingual and bicultural competencies in spoken English and AmericanSign Language. 

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Disability Sports

Adaptive Sports and Recreation:

A wide range of sports have been adapted to be played by people with various disabilities, as well as several that are unique to disabled athletes. While many sports, such as goalball and sledge hockey are unique to the disability population, others, such as wheelchair tennis and sitting volleyball are modifications of their traditional counterparts. These sports provide complimentary skills that teach students about disability sports while delivering a powerful message on what it means to be an athlete with a disability.

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Language Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities