Explore the growing library of Non-Visual Digital Maps in the online Map Library

Mark your calendar and join the live webinar, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00-2:00pm eastern

Enjoy our virtual conference presentations, with the option to earn Professional Development Points or Continuing Education Credits

How to unapologetically ask your professors to help over email and get what you want.
We are sad to say that our month of Meal Kit fun has come to an end... but that doesn't mean our blogging has to! Find out what our next topic will be!!
This blog describes my initial thoughts on the Mantis Q40
The webinar recording on using SAS Graphics Accelerator Maps - fully accessible non-visual digital maps - is now available!
Why Students with disabilities and chronic illness should get a disability services file in college, and how they are helpful to have.

The transition from special education to post school life presents significant challenges to students, their families and their educational teams.

A story of our virtual graduation speaker, one of the most adventurous and brave blind persons to have ever lived and our virtual field trip.
A narrative about creating a virtual graduation for a school of the blind and visually impaired
Yikes! You have a graduating senior who is college bound. What do you do during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order?
How to prepare for college using free online resources, aimed at students with disabilities and assistive tech users.
My Tips for practicing self-advocacy skills in the virtual classroom, and how to self-advocate in remote learning environments.
Ways for students to customize their college Blackboard website so it's easier to see and actually helps with learning and studying.
Transition advice and resources from successful college students who are blind!
Learning to step back and allow students to be as independent as possible is a crucial step in helping them to develop independence.

The transition from special education to post school life presents significant challenges to students, their families and their educational teams.

Ten things that I wish my teacher of the visually impaired would have taught me about transitioning to a four-year college with low vision.
Using the YouVisit platform to tour colleges in virtual reality. Compatible with screen readers and magnification.

There are 2 sessions included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for independent living.

The Accelerator makes digital charts and graphs accessible! Step-by-step instruction to using the Accelerator.
Part of living on campus is being prepared for emergencies - make sure you know your campus alert system.
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with low vision or blindness, here's why you need a case with your state vision impairment department.
10 surprising facts about college campus WiFi, from an IT major.
All about CLEP exams and how they help in college. Includes free accessibility tested study resources.
A guide to state vocational rehabilitation services for students with vision impairments. Great for soon-to-be college students!

Wendy Bridgeo discusses the importance of starting the transition process early for students with disabilities, especially those with CHARGE syndrome.

Beth Jordan shares her insights on Preparing for Transition and talks about the mandate for educational services versus lack of mandate for adult service.

Dr. Penny Rosenblum discusses the development of navigational and social skills for children and adults who are visually impaired and unable to drive.

David Wiley explains how Person-Centered Planning helps students and their families with transition from school to work.

Dorinda Rife, CLVT, COMS, on the importance of long-term planning and instruction to prepare students with visual impairments for the future.

A parent shares resources on self-determination and transition into adulthood for youth who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or other special needs.
Read my winning piece for the 10 Ideas Student Policy writing competition sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute.
A parent shares tips on getting started as an office volunteer shredding paper

This tutorial discusses how personal development and skill grow and change, and how a student's AT grows and changes with him.

Ten Technology skills to master before going to college to look like a Technology wizard, from an IT major. Great for preparing for college transition.

Leslie Bailiff presents the story of her student Michael, who began using Assistive Technology to support his independent travel as a youngster.

The best advice about accommodationsI ever received - Why & how to transition an iEP to a 504 Plan before Graduation.
Selecting clothing to wear each day requires problem solving skills and planning, which are an essential part of living independently.
Eight items every student must know so they can self-advocate.
Should you mention your disability when applying to college? Here's how I did it - and still got into my top choice college.
Make mulling spices to stimulate the senses while students learn math, language arts, social skills, and independent living skills.

This tutorial identifies the guiding principles of CVI diagnosis, suggests interventions for moving between Phases of CVI

A high school student contemplates what it will be like to graduate from high school and live on her own.
My tips for being successful in college admission interviews.
Make sure you get to your dorm safe - call a security escort if any of these things are happening.

Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning.

Setting up a hot dog cart is a creative career option for some young adults with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Who should you meet before college classes begin?