Transition to College: Program Activity Guide for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
College and Career School Readiness Activities for Students Who Blind or Visually ImpairedVisually impaired students who are planning to attend college need to learn and master an array of skills from the expanded core curriculum prior to attending any postsecondary institution. Upon high school graduation, students will be fully responsible for their education. Therefore, specialized instruction is necessary to prepare students with vision loss for what will be expected of them in a new educational setting.
Essential Skills for College- or Career School-Bound Students with Vision LossThe following skills are covered in the activity guide to help prepare college-bound students who are blind or visually impaired.
- Researching admissions requirements
- Navigating the application process
- Requesting accommodations for the SAT or ACT
- Applying for scholarships, grants, or loans
- Ordering materials in accessible formats
- Establishing a working relationship with the Office for Students with Disabilities
- Coordinating services with a vocational rehabilitation agency
- Using knowledge of one’s rights and responsibilities as a student who is visually impaired
- Independently traveling on campus
- Advocating with professors in a self-determined manner
- Hiring and working with a live reader