When high school students and their families begin the college search process, they can quickly become bombarded with a staggering amount of information. If that student has a physical or “non-apparent” disability (such as dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety, ASD, or depression), it can be difficult to locate information about the accommodations and services a given campus provides to students with disabilities. The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) has created a national database to make this search process easier.
The Campus Disability Resource (CeDaR) Database (New Window) is a free, publicly-available resource that can be used by prospective students and their families when making decisions about enrolling in higher education transition programs, undergraduate degree programs, or graduate schools (including law and medical schools).
CeDaR includes data such as the following in an easy-to-search format:
- Contact information for each Disability Resources and other campus units to learn about disability services, counseling, and/or health services (as available)
- Disabled or Deaf Culture student organizations
- Campus Disability Studies or American Sign Language programs
- Accessibility of major buildings on campus
- Experience providing various types of disability accommodations in the past three years