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ERIC Number: ED468793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in Postsecondary Education.
Schneider, Katherine
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)
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: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers; Parents; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. HEATH Resource Center.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a previous edition (1992), see ED 347 762.