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.
- Self-Advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit Version 2.0
- High-Stakes Testing Self-Advocacy Toolkit
- Higher Education Accessibility Online Resource Center
For more information, contact Valerie Yingling, paralegal, at 410-659-9314, extension 2440, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.nfb.org/about-us/training-centers.
NJ Commission for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Dr. Bernice Davis, Executive Director
NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center (NJSL TBBC)
Adam Szczepaniak, Director
Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
NJ Transit Access Link
The Seeing Eye Institute
Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association
Mario Tobia, President