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Technology, literacy and educational equity for college-aspiring students who are visually impaired

These webinars explore the crucial intersection of technology and learning - today and beyond - for students who are visually impaired.

As we consider the barriers to success in college and career for students who are blind and low-vision, we must understand how they are learning, the significant role that technology plays – and how these students can keep up with the demands.

In this series of webinars from College Success @ Perkins, leading experts in blindness education, children’s literacy and technology came together to share insight and experiences that will help today’s educators understand the evolving role of technology in preparing visually impaired students for life after high school.

These are discussions with wide-reaching implications. All educators – including teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs), special educators, assistive technology teachers, parents, vocational rehabilitation counselors and more – can benefit from watching them.

The reading brain in a digital culture: Promise and concerns, with Dr. Maryanne Wolf

In this session, Leslie Thatcher, program director for College Success @ Perkins, hosts renowned children’s literacy advocate Dr. Maryanne Wolf and a panel of blindness experts to discuss the implications of current research on the reading brain for students with blindness and visual impairments.

Literacy through technology: Effective supports, implementation and true equity, with Dr. Yue-Ting Siu

In this session, Leslie Thatcher, program director for College Success @ Perkins, hosts Dr. Yue-Ting Siu, TVI and Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University, and a panel of blindness experts to discuss barriers to technology integration and strategies for democratizing access and tools for students who are blind and visually impaired.

Have questions or want to learn more about college readiness planning for students who are blind or visually impaired? Get in touch! This is a big, collaborative conversation and we want to have it with as many families, students and educators as possible so that we can all work together toward the goal of achieving educational equity.

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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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