How should I go about my initial search if I am disabled?
Start with a visit to the school and take note of things such as the terrain, ease of navigating the campus and accessibility of the school’s major facilities (dorms, classrooms, dining hall, student union, library, etc.). When scheduling a college visit, a student with a disability should also make an appointment with someone in the disability office to learn about the services offered, the cost, staffing, the number of students registered with the office, and documentation required in order for the student to receive assistance. Inquire whether there are other students with similar physical conditions on campus. If so, the prospective student should try to meet with someone who can speak directly to the experiences and challenges of college life with a physical disability. One should seek candid responses with respect to fit, social acceptance, support and ease in navigating the college campus.