Additional Web Resources

Students With Disabilities Preparing for Post-secondary Education:

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Transition of Students With Disabilities To Post-secondary Education:

A Guide for High School Educators

“Dear Parent” Letter – A Message for Parents

AHEAD – Association of Higher Education And Disability 

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD – Diversity and Inclusion

AHEAD – Statement on Language

AHEAD – Guidance on Documentation Practices

All About Vision

Guide for Visually Impaired College Students

Starting college can be intimidating enough, but the idea of navigating campus and acquiring the necessary course materials becomes a whole new challenge when you’re visually impaired. We made this guide to help with the adjustment and make it as seamless as possible. The information in the guide was vetted and approved by a certified optometrist.

The guide includes info about:

  • Visually impaired students’ rights to an education
  • Common obstacles faced by visually impaired students
  • How colleges and universities accommodate visually impaired students
  • Planning ahead for college
  • Choosing the right school for you
  • Best colleges for visually impaired students
  • Scholarship opportunities for visually impaired college students

You may find some information helpful now, and other information helpful as you and your student move on to a four-year institution.