Helping Students with Visual Impairments: Resources, Tools and Technology to Foster School Success

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 650,000 students have visual disabilities in the United States. Academic barriers include a lack of faculty training and the pace of a traditional college classroom, to physical access to a college campus and the ability to navigate an online class. Addressing each need of students with visual impairments and improving overall accessibility are vital to their academic success.

The information presented at “Helping Students with Visual Impairments: Resources, Tools and Technology to Foster School Success” was prepared by four experts in the field of visual disabilities.

The guide explains how colleges are creating more welcoming and inclusive learning environments, with a sharp focus on assistive technology, campus resources that provide assistive services and tools, information about scholarships for students with visual impairments, and online resources they can access to facilitate academic and career success.  The topics covered at the site can be navigated to by using the content navigation panel Topics include:


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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