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Wheels on Campus

A Guide to Wheelchair-Friendly Higher Education.  Researched and produced by New Mobility editors and writers.

We surveyed hundreds of colleges and interviewed more than 80 wheelchair-using students and disability service leaders to identify 20 colleges that create wheelchair-friendly campuses and cultures. 

  • Hear how current students at our Top 20 describe access, accommodations, housing, extracurricular activities, study abroad opportunities, and much more.
  • Learn how five unique graduates carved out their own paths to success in a wide variety of careers.
  • Tap into key college resources, including disability-specific scholarships and more.

           

 

ODS in the news

Apr 9, 2014
Wright State student Elizabeth Schrack won the 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Ohio pageant and will represent the state at a national competition in August.
Mar 14, 2014
After working as a dentist and teaching in Mexico, Erendira López-García is now associate director of clinical training in Wright State's Office of Disability Services.
Mar 3, 2014
The Wright State community can meet Tiphany Adams and view an episode of "Push Girls" on March 10 in the Student Union Apollo Room.
Feb 19, 2014
Excerpt Wright State University has named Thomas Webb its new director of disability services — a highly-regarded position at the campus that is known nationally and internationally as a pioneer in accessibility. Webb comes to Wright State from the University …
Feb 13, 2014
Thomas Webb, a veteran disability services advocate focused on equal opportunity for all students, started this week as the new director of the Office of Disability Services.
Feb 5, 2014
Excerpt The doctor who took Superman, Christopher Reeve, off a ventilator in 2003 has now become a 20-year old college student’s personal Superman. This summer, Daniel Darkow became the first patient with Spinal Muscular Atrophy to receive a Diaphragm Pacing …
Dec 23, 2013
We begin 2014 with a tip of the hat to the best feel-good story of 2013.
Sep 6, 2013
With the Sep. 4 grand opening of the new Welcome Center, Wright State University’s Dayton Campus is poised to leave a great first impression.
Aug 19, 2013
Jeffrey Vernooy, who tirelessly advocated for students with disabilities and was the architect of the campus support structure for them as longtime director of the Wright State University Office of Disability Services...
Jul 18, 2013
In Bolivia, they are called “second patio children”—kids with disabilities who are kept out of sight by their families, away from the main patio...

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