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Blindness Resources


Accredited Schools Online

We have put this guide together to help disabled students and their parents better understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to a postsecondary education. You will also find useful tips and information for locating the college or university program that best suits your needs. Helping Students with Visual Disabilities: Resources, Tools and Technology to Foster School Success

Affordable Colleges Online
P.O. Box 77022
San Francisco, CA 94107

Blind and visually impaired students face unique challenges and barriers when it comes to higher education. This, however, does not mean that earning a degree is impossible. Several organizations and schools are dedicated to making college education accessible to the visually impaired, and today’s technology now offers a wide range of tools and devices for successful learning. Support can be as simple as making web content font larger and clearer to providing devices that address an individual student’s needs. AC Online is also dedicated to ensuring our content is accessible to all readers and created this guide to help blind and low vision students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

AHEAD: Association on Higher Education And Disability
107 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC. 28078
(704) 947-7779
AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

American Foundation for the Blind, AFB Atlanta
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2145
Atlanta, GA. 30303
(800) 232-546
AFB is an information and referral service that provides print teaching materials to teachers, mobility instructors, and rehabilitation counselors.

Center for the Visually Impaired
739 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA. 30308
Phone: 404-875-9011
Provides services for the blind and visually impaired.

Community for Accredited Online Schools

Community for Accredited Online Schools is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.

Community Outreach Guide: How to Host A White Cane Awareness Day Celebration

This Community Outreach Guide will introduce you to the history of White Cane Awareness Day, provide inspiration for activities (from a signing ceremony to a large, public event), and offer general event tips to support you as you create a successful celebration. From links to resources to sample invitations and press releases, the guide is full of great information! Please consider sharing it with the members of Georgia’s ACB affiliate. While White Cane Awareness Day is celebrated on October 15, it’s never too early to plan!

Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities

In this Guide you will find the following information: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities, Travel, Disability Discounts, Entertainment Discounts and Free Things for Disabled People to Do, Software, Assistive Technology, Equipment, and Tools, Internet, Electricity, and Other Bills, Important Links and Web Resources for Students with Disabilities. College can be both an extremely fun and stressful time of life for anyone, and for those who have disabilities it can add a bit of additional financial and mental stress to the equation. This is precisely why we carefully crafted this helpful guide to various financial resources, discounts and savings opportunities, and travel tips for students with disabilities. From the most important federal financial aid information to helpful deals to awesome free stuff.

Georgia Academy for the Blind
2895 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA. 31204
(478) 751-6085
The Georgia Academy for the Blind provides statewide leadership, summer camps, educational programming, and outreach services for children and youth who are blind, visually impaired, and for those who have multiple disabilities.

Helping Students with Visual Impairments

This guide was created to help provide students with visual impairments the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key features of the guide include: Tips for choosing the right college, An in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today, Scholarships available for students with visual impairments.

Maryville University Online

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon St.
Watertown, MA. 02472
(617) 924-3434
Perkins produces a number of publications, workbooks and instructional tools for relatives and other caregivers of people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind or with multiple disabilities. Now available is the Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program, a compilation of materials designed to teach early literacy skills to children with visual impairments and to help parents be more involved in their child's literacy development. It is also very appropriate for parents and grandparents with visual impairments for use with sighted (grand)children
100 View Street, Suite 202
Mountain View, CA 94041

This is a comprehensive college guide for students with disabilities. The goal is to inform students about critical information regarding their college education to help set them up for success. The College Guide for Students with Disabilities offers in-depth details in several areas, including: • Legal rights of students with disabilities • Services colleges can or need to make available • Required accommodations for students • Technologies and helpful apps for students

The Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL. 60093-2554
(800) 323-4238
Hadley offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually impaired students and their families and affordable tuition to blindness professionals.

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