Let's Talk About Compass

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: for students who are blind or visually impaired, it’s never too early to start building the skills for college and career.

These resources can help you assess where you are now – and provide tools for growth and improvement.

Still have questions or want more information? Get in touch!

Tip sheets

College Readiness Checklist

This tool, developed by the experts at College Success @ Perkins, will help you understand what being “college ready” really means – and guide you through taking stock of current skills to identify strengths and areas for improvement so that when the time comes… you’ll be ready.

Quick Study Tips for Your High School Student who is Visually Impaired

College readiness isn’t just about academics. It’s about building a well-rounded set of skills that will serve as a strong foundation for a successful future.

This guide has tips that will begin to build college readiness skills for the whole student – from academics to independence, self-advocacy, confidence and more.


College readiness skills: what you need to know

In these short videos, Program Director Leslie Thatcher and Associate Program Director Kate Katulak talk through some of the critical elements of college readiness – what they are, why they matter and how you can get started.

About Compass

The College Success @ Perkins staff hosted an information session for students, families, educators and referring professionals – it was an interesting, interactive discussion about college readiness and the Compass program. View it now:

Still have questions? Contact us to set up a virtual info session – we’ll be ready to take your questions!

For Vision Professionals

These presentations were recorded as a part of the AER Summer Learning Series. AER hosted fourteen webinars for members over the summer of 2020 and provided continuing education credit for all who attended live.

AER partnered with Perkins School for the Blind to produce this series. If you are currently an AER member and interested in receiving credit for this session, please email AER@aerbvi.org. If you are not an AER member, please visit https://aerbvi.org/membership/ to join online.