ERIC Number: ED399711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Transition Activity Calendar for Students with Visual Impairments.
Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.
This brochure provides college preparation suggestions for students with visual impairments in junior and senior high school. Each section includes a checklist of activities to be accomplished during a given grade in preparation for college. The 11th grade and 12th grade sections have a month-to-month guide. Recommended activities include: exploring different careers; participating in extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations; taking a part-time or summer job or performing volunteer work; planning on how to pay for college; learning how to use different communication aids; discussing options with school guidance counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and others; contacting colleges to learn about available student support services; taking standardized admission tests; and applying for admission. The guide also discusses the problems students with visual impairments face when attending colleges, including: (1) managing their time; (2) accessing written materials; (3) having enough money; (4) handling difficult classes; and (5) arranging for transportation. Also listed are suggestions offered by college students with visual impairments, focusing on: preregistering for classes; communicating with professors; locating transportation; ordering textbooks early; and making housing arrangements. A list of relevant resource organizations and materials is provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Extracurricular Activities, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Low Vision Aids, Mobility Aids, Paying for College, School Guidance, Services, Skill Development, Student Personnel Services, Student Problems, Visual Impairments
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, P.O. Box 6189, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6189 ($4.25, quantity discounts available; available in alternate media).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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.