ERIC Number: ED468793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in Postsecondary Education.
This resource paper is intended for students who are blind or visually impaired, and who wish to pursue education or vocational training beyond high school. Family members, Disability Support Services (DSS) providers, administrators, faculty, and staff will also benefit from the discussion. The paper examines the characteristics of blindness and other vision impairments and describes services frequently available to students with such disabilities. The paper also explains the rights and responsibilities of students who are blind or visually impaired in postsecondary programs and describes available financial aid resources. Concluding the paper are "tips for success" for both students and instructors and a detailed list of organizations, books, and articles related to postsecondary education for students who are blind or visually impaired. A list of 48 resource organizations and print items is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Blindness, Braille, College Students, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Visual Impairments, Vocational Rehabilitation
George Washington University, HEATH Resource Center, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-544-3284 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-973-0908; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.heath-resource-center.org/Resourcepapers/BVI.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers; Parents; Students
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Note: For a previous edition (1992), see ED 347 762.