Title

Physically Disabled Students on a College Campus

Date

5-26-2016 10:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:15 AM

Location

HSS 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Peter Callero

Abstract

How do physically disabled students evaluate their college experience? How do able bodied students perceive their physically disabled peers? To answer these questions, I collected qualitative data from 8 physically disabled students and quantitative questionnaire results from 105 able bodied students. Results indicate that physically disabled students find casual everyday interactions to be unproblematic. However, physically disabled students do face exclusion in some social settings. Able bodied students express mixed attitudes toward their physically disabled peers. The research indicates that able bodied students generally lack a fundamental understanding of physically disabled people.

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Physically Disabled Students on a College Campus

HSS 235

How do physically disabled students evaluate their college experience? How do able bodied students perceive their physically disabled peers? To answer these questions, I collected qualitative data from 8 physically disabled students and quantitative questionnaire results from 105 able bodied students. Results indicate that physically disabled students find casual everyday interactions to be unproblematic. However, physically disabled students do face exclusion in some social settings. Able bodied students express mixed attitudes toward their physically disabled peers. The research indicates that able bodied students generally lack a fundamental understanding of physically disabled people.