Accessibility and Self-Advocacy in Higher Education

Just in time for fall semester, the National Federation of the Blind has released the following resources for college and graduate students and college administration. Equal access on campus remains a priority area for the NFB. Too often, blind students are dissuaded from the classes and degrees of their choice because campuses do not have procedures in place to provide accessible textbooks, internships, learning management systems, and other electronic information technology. Self-advocacy is often a critical skill for success in higher education. Take time now to review the information below and forward the resources to other blind students and campus administrators.

For more information, contact Valerie Yingling, paralegal, at 410-659-9314, extension 2440, or

NFB Training Centers

The National Federation of the Blind is proudly affiliated with the country’s leading training centers for the blind, which offer a variety of programs for all ages that help build blindness skills and encourage independence. For contact information, please visit

Additional Resources

NJ Commission for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Dr. Bernice Davis, Executive Director
Phone: 973-648-3333

NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center (NJSL TBBC)

Adam Szczepaniak, Director
Phone: 800-792-8322

Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Phone: 800-221-4792

NJ Transit Access Link

Phone: 973-491-7378

The Seeing Eye Institute

Phone: 973-539-4425

Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association

Mario Tobia, President
Phone: 215-745-2323