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Reach Restriction (1A)

Inability or restriction in performing activities that require reaching that would be considered normal in the general population.
Students may have difficulty reaching for objects because they are unable to use their arms or hands, have a restricted reach, or use a wheelchair. The degree of restriction varies; a student who is extremely short may have difficulty reaching materials on an average-height lab table while a student who uses a wheelchair may only require assistance with objects on high shelves or cabinets.

Formal Diagnostics

Restrictions or lack of ability to reach is generally a visible disability and would not require documentation.

Intake Questions

  • What are your reach restrictions?
  • What kinds of physical alterations, if any, would you need to have made in the classroom?
  • What kinds of physical alterations, if any, would you need in the residence halls?
  • What kinds of physical alterations, if any, would you need in the restrooms?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?

Resources

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