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Three Tools to Improve College Readiness for BVI Students

Date & Time
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 11:20 AM PST  
Location
Grand AB  
Description
Students with visual impairments looking to engage in college and work need a range of tools to access materials efficiently. Perkins School for the Blind has developed several tools to help students (and their educators) identify skill to teach in the K-12 system, to support students to meet their post secondary goals, including assistive technology. The Perkins College Readiness Checklist, Technology Competencies and Promising Practices for Disability Resource Centers can help you plan, develop students' executive functioning, and help students to gain understanding about their goals and the skills they need to meet their high school and postsecondary goals, including further education, training and employment.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
Audience Level
Intermediate  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Learn about three innovative tools to help college aspiring high school students with visual impairments identify and develop the assistive technology and executive functioning skills needed to meet post secondary educational and vocational goals.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Education
  • School-to-Work Transitioning
 
Session Type
General Track  

Presenter

  • Leslie Thatcher
    College Success@Perkins Perkins School for the Blind

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