Partnering with the DSO

While disability service offices exist to help you obtain accommodations, they are waiting for you to initiate a dialogue and to advocate for what you need. Learn how to take the lead in forming a partnership with on-campus resources.


Partnering with the DSO: An Introduction

Partnering with the DSO: An Introduction

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Learn what our “Partnering with the DSO” area has to offer.



Student Services: Getting Started with the Disability Services Office

Student Services: Getting Started with the Disability Services Office

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Learn how you can establish your DSO as a key resource for your support.


ADA Q&A from the Pacer Center

ADA Q&A from the Pacer Center

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Knowing your rights and responsibilities is essential to good self-advocacy. Read the following Frequently Asked Questions compiled by the staff at Pacer.


After High School, the Rules Change

After High School, the Rules Change

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How do the protections of ADA and 504 translate into your day-to-day life? The following tables show the differences in laws, classes, instruction, studying and grading which you can expect when you transition to college.


Long-term Goals

Long-term Goals

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As you prepare for college, you will want to learn more about what a disabilities office is and how it works. In this interview, Margaret Giuliano talks about the multiple pieces of information she uses to understand a student and offers some advice for students who are new to the college experience.


Orientation and Mobility

Orientation and Mobility

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Where do you need to go, and how do you get there? Read the following article about orientation and mobility, and begin to plan your access to this crucial service as far ahead of time as possible.


What Do if Your College Disability Office is Inaccessible?

What Do if Your College Disability Office is Inaccessible?

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Get expert advice on how to communicate effectively and get what you need from your DSO.


Evaluate Your Disability Service Office

Evaluate Your Disability Service Office

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Some DSOs have fabulous understanding and support for blind students, while others don’t. Use our quiz to rate your experience with your DSO.


College Disability Services Checklist

College Disability Services Checklist

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Now that you’ve read information about how to work more effectively with DSO’s, use these questions to apply the information to your own college experience.