ERIC Number: ED381982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
The Transition to College for Students with Visual Impairments. Technical Report.
McBroom, Lynn W.; And Others
This monograph considers aspects of the visually impaired student's transition from high school to college and his successful adjustment at college, reports on a forum of experts addressing these issues, and summarizes results of surveys of successful students and college administrators. The first chapter is on making plans to attend college and covers such suggestions as beginning early, preparing both socially and academically, and dealing with admissions testing. Classroom accommodations are covered in the second chapter, including testing accommodations, computers, science laboratories, and transition programs and resources. The discussion of the research forum identifies information helpful to know before college, guidelines of rehabilitation agencies, and research suggestions. The report of the survey focuses on development of two survey instruments to identify, from the points of view of 102 successful students and 66 administrators, the skills, knowledge, and needed steps required of students with visual impairments. Highlights of the student survey address educational environments, college demographics, reading methods, work history, extracurricular activities, mobility, services and equipment, college preparation, and problems while attending college. Highlights of the college administrator survey cover time spent on special needs, admission standards, effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act, services provided by colleges, students' use of services, and source of payment for services. A qualitative analysis of survey responses and a summary complete the monograph. (Contains 80 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Attitudes, Ancillary School Services, Blindness, College Bound Students, College Students, Higher Education, Partial Vision, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs, Visual Impairments
Mississippi State University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, P.O. Drawer 6189, Mississippi State, MS 39762 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.