Academics? No problem. For college students with visual impairment, a major challenge is the dining hall.
"When I was in college, I dreaded going to the dining hall. There were four or five food stations, all with constantly changing menus and disorderly lines. I usually asked someone what they thought looked good that day and if they would mind helping me find the correct line. I would have loved to know all my food options, but I never wanted to take up a lot of someone’s time.
Once I got my meal, the next obstacle was finding a place to sit. On a really good day a friend would call out to me to come sit with them. On an OK day, I’d manage to find a chair at an empty table. On an absolutely horrific day, I’d end up finding a chair at a table full of cheerleaders or some other exclusive clique who was mortified to have an outsider ask to sit with them. I wish there was a better way to read the menus, locate the right lines and find a seat independently."
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