Mobility or orthopedic impairment refers to a serious limitation in locomotion or motion functions which indicate a need for special services. Mobility impairments include use of wheelchairs, crutches, braces, walkers, or canes to move about; however, not all students with mobility impairments require mobility aides.

Characteristics

  • May require more time to get to and from classrooms
  • May rely on mobility assistance
  • May be absent during a prolonged course of medical treatment

Accommodations

  • Tape recording of lectures
  • Note taking services
  • Use of adaptive computers
  • Extended time on exams
  • Exams scribed and/or proctored