Preparing for College for Teens Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Teenagers who are blind or visually impaired need to gradually assume responsibility for their education. While still in high school, your child should begin managing her workload and assignment deadlines, obtaining accessible textbooks, self-advocating, and leading her IEP meetings. Simultaneously, your child should become increasingly familiar with college processes—admissions, obtaining accessible college materials, utilizing a student disability resource center, and independent living. The more responsibility your teen assumes over her education, the better prepared she will be for her postsecondary education.
Utilize these resources to help your teen who is blind or visually impaired prepare for college.
- Preparing for College
- Which College Features Really Matter?
- Starting College
- College Life Begins!
- Caitlin’s Top 10 Rules for Incoming Freshmen Who Are Blind
Additionally, AFB CareerConnect offers a free, virtual program activity guide designed to promote college and career school readiness in teenagers who are blind or visually impaired. These lessons can be presented by teachers and parents.