The Campus Disability Resource (CeDaR) Database
In October, 2019, the NCCSD sent out a survey* to every degree-granting institution of higher education in the United States, asking them for information about disability services, programming, courses, and resources on campus. The information was entered into this free, publicly-available database 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). The database can also be used by current students, faculty, and staff to find resources on their campus. Researchers and policymakers may also find the information useful.
Examples of some information that are available:
- Contact information for learning about disability services, counseling, and/or health services on each campus (if available)
- Whether the campus has any types of student organizations about disability or Deaf culture
- If the campus has 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
This project was done in collaboration with the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
If you have any questions, please contact the NCCSD at NCCSD@ahead.org or firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the "Contact Us" form on this website. Please visit the CeDar Promotional and Infographics pages to download posters and other materials for your offices, schools and websites.
*This survey is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Control Number 1840-0841).