Studying Abroad in Norway and/or Belgium
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In Norway, the term disability is defined as a product of socially constructed barriers restricting individuals with impairments from participating in society.
Norway have free-of-charge support services for students with disabilities in higher education.
For the Deaf population, there is a Facebook group where all other Deaf students in higher education provide tips, information, and support each others in higher education. This Facebook Group is called Døve i Høyere Utdanning - DiHU (Deaf in Higher Education). This is a "handbook" for all Deaf students in higher education in Norway.
Resources for Students with Disabilities in Norway
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There is no standard definition of the term disability in Belgium. There are three communities and each of the community have their own set of definitions of disability; there is no acceptable definition. Those three communities are:
The rights of people with disabilities in Belgium are protected by special legislation that deals exclusively with disability issues.
Resources for Students with Disabilities in Belgium