Students

Thinking about life after high school? 

We have resources to help you learn how things will change after you graduate, and how to consider your current skill set as you plan for next steps.

Whether you’re heading for college, training, work, or a combination of all three, planning ahead will set you up for success. Get started here.

Families

As your child grows in high school, there’s a lot to consider, including possible college attendance.  

There’s no one “perfect” college or university for a student with vision impairment.  

These foundational articles will guide you in how to begin now to help your student make informed decisions as they plan and prepare for life after high school.

Educators and vision professionals

Demands and expectations for college-level work have evolved in the past two decades.  

As you work to improve outcomes for students learning and living with blindness and low vision, these resources will provide you with informed perspectives to support your work with college-aspiring students.

Students: Resources to get you started

You’re ready to start planning for life after high school, and we’re ready to help. Let’s go!

Students: Wondering where to start? Right here!

We have lots of student-ready resources – but if you don’t know where to begin, we’ve put together a quick get-started guide.

Know the laws that impact your transition from high school to college

Be prepared to assume responsibility as you transition from the IDEA to the ADA.

College: Is it the right option for me?

Learn what college is REALLY about – and what it takes for college success.

Quick study tips for students with visual impairments

Get tips to kickstart college readiness skills for the whole student – from academics to independence, self-advocacy, confidence and more.

Families: Resources to start planning early

You know your child. We know how to help them as they plan and prepare for life after high school.

Let’s work together to get them there.

Start here: Help your student gain the skills to become independent after high school

You may be wondering how you got here: college readiness planning already?

But it’s never too early – especially for students who are blind or visually impaired. 

Don’t know where to begin? This article is a get-started guide that will put you – and your student – on the right path.

From “Parent Advocate” to “Partner:” How your role changes with high school graduation

Support your student’s growing independence and transition from IDEA to ADA.

If not college…then what?

Explore other options to consider – in addition to, or before – trying college.

Journey to independence

Build your student’s skills and self-reliance as they prepare for life after high school.

Educators and vision professionals: Resources to amplify your influence

Learn more about working with your college-aspiring clients, and to support improved outcomes after high school.

Start here: How to get your academic students ready for life after high school

Working with diverse students can be challenging – their needs and goals are complex, and require that you keep up with many post-secondary pathways.  

To help you get started, we’ve put together this quick guide to some foundational resources that can guide the way.

Guide your student to know their rights: IDEA and the ADA

Know how the laws change: Prepare for the differences between high school and college and career.

The College Readiness Checklist : A tool for the TVI Toolkit 

Learn how to get a comprehensive assessment of your students’ “blindness” skills – O&M, mainstream and assistive technology, independent living and more – in addition to traditional academic skills.

Academic rigor

“College prep” may not mean “college ready.”

How to help your students understand that preparing for college means more than just good grades.

Concrete tools for college readiness

Leslie Thatcher Director, College Success @ Perkins

“The lack of time in high school (and earlier schooling) to develop these skills leads to gaps in skills. And, splinter skills can mask significant, and debilitating skill gaps, leading to assumptions about college and career readiness that mislead students and families. We can help support the educators and parents with concrete tools like the College Readiness Resource Center.”


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Our team is committed to changing the way students with blindness and visual impairment prepare for their post-secondary journeys. If you want to learn more, let’s talk.

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