ERIC Number: ED347762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in Postsecondary Education.
Spiers, Elizabeth T.
This paper is intended for entering college students who are blind or visually impaired, administrators, faculty and staff, family members, and counselors. First, characteristics of people with blindness and visual impairments are briefly summarized. Services such as translation of texts into braille or audiotaping, readers or assistants, and computer technology are identified. Then, rights and responsibilities of the students are reviewed. These include requesting such services as priority scheduling and registration, advance notice of books and resources required, preferential seating, and permission to use special equipment in classes. Financial aid for postsecondary education is considered next including help available from the vocational rehabilitation system and the institution's responsibilities. Advance evaluation of an institution's disability support services is recommended to students and families. Additional tips are offered for students and instructors. An annotated bibliography lists 31 print, tape, or organizational resources. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.; National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Handicapped Individuals, Washington, DC.