Disabled students rank Wright State high

FAIRBORN — On March 1, Collegemagazine.com named Wright State University a Top 3 campus for students with physical disabilities.

The resource for students and families considering college said the following about the Top 10 universities it identified as excellent at supporting students with physical disabilities:

“Some colleges go above and beyond to make the transition to college life easy for students with disabilities. These 10 schools offer accessible dorms, classrooms and transportation, plus they get the entire school body involved by advocating for awareness and inclusion for students with physical disabilities.”

Wright State University was No. 3 in the nation. Collegemagazine.com focused on the university’s service dog training program as an important program to highlight.

College Magazine is a college-guide and quarterly magazine written and edited by college students.

Previously, Wright State has received national recognition for its commitment to accessibility. In 2012, the university was named among America’s top disability-friendly universities in a nationally distributed book designed to help high school students with disabilities select a college.

“College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities,” by Chris Wise Tiedemann, found that Wright State and four other schools go above and beyond the rest in making independent living possible, offering the most supportive environments for students with serious physical disabilities to live on campus.

The book noted that Wright State has accessible housing, accessible transportation and a tunnel system that connects nearly all of the academic buildings on the Dayton campus. In addition, the university has wheelchair sports and a good online guide to help disabled students prepare for college.