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Disability Studies: A Student Success Guide

Librarian-curated guide to resources and information on disabilities topics, from Student Success

What are Physical Disabilities?

Physical Disabilities are physical or motor impairments affect a person's "mobility, physical capacity, stamina, or dexterity" (taken from Achieve Australia https://achieveaustralia.org.au/disability-services/physical-disability/). These can be caused by hereditary or congenital conditions like multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy or acquired through injuries such as spinal or brain trauma; some people with physical disabilities may use wheelchairs, canes, or prosthetic limbs while some may have difficulty with fine motor skills because of shaking or altered muscle tone. Learn more about physical disabilities and more on this page.

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