Guide to Visual Disabilities and Online Learning

Online education is designed to open doors for students. Many students who might not be able to become a full-time residential student at a college or university  or who want a particular course, find online courses of value. However, for prospective students with visual impairments, online learning may create more barriers than gateways.

Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. Accessible Colleges Online has prepared a resource exploring  how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges  can do, and includes numerous resources, including insight and tips from students and experts in the field.

To read the entire resource, visit: A Guide to Visual Disabilities: How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed

Accessible Colleges Online is designed to help students and parents identify colleges, degree programs, scholarship opportunities and more that fit their respective academic and financial wants and needs.  The site is also designed to help educate students and parents about the importance of accreditation.


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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