Your One-Stop-Shop for Back-to-School Resources As a Student Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

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The entire community of American Foundation for the Blind is rooting for you! We so want to see you succeed in your educational pursuits. In thinking how to support you, I decided to gather a comprehensive list of blogs, articles, and videos geared to getting the schoolyear off to the finest start.

So review the following resources and garner the counsel you need:

  1. Let’s Talk Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments

  2. Making a Remarkable First Impression As a Student Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

  3. You’re Heading Back to School (High School or College) and You Need a Dose of Confidence

  4. AccessWorld’s Back to School issue (AccessWorld is an assistive technology magazine from AFB)

  5. A Cheat Sheet to Help You Self-Advocate for Accommodations as a College Student Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

  6. How to Successfully Transition from High School to College and Work as a Student Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

  7. Improving Your Organizational Skills (This blog is written with employees in mind, but equally pertinent for students.

  8. Dress and Impress (This video’s target audience is job applicants, yet the principles are just as valuable to college and graduate school students.)

  9. Are You Passive, Aggressive, or Assertive in Your Communication? (The information found here is very important for students as they self-advocate for accommodations.)

  10. Educational Accommodations and Modifications at a Glance (While this is a FamilyConnect resource intended for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired, its information is valuable to students of all ages.)

May these resources help you supersede even your own expectations of your academic capabilities!