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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

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...
Jul 17, 2013
Wright State University will play host to a delegation of African officials coming to the United States to examine disability issues...
Jun 20, 2013
A high school student who plans to work with disabled youth will receive four years of tuition to Wright State in the Dayton’s CW Scholarship contest.
Apr 4, 2013
The Office of Disability Services held their annual scholarship reception on April 3. Financial aid awards and scholarships were given to students with disabilities who have excelled in academics...
Apr 1, 2013
Wright State University has received a $13,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to purchase 15 new wheelchairs for adaptive recreation...
Mar 22, 2013
A group of physically challenged recreation enthusiasts will be treated to a free scuba diving clinic at the Wright State University Natatorium in the Student Union Saturday, March 23...

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