Commentary: Transitioning Process for Students With Disabilities

July 14, 2015

Ready or not, it’s almost time for students and teachers to return to school! Last week I read a very thought provoking article about how the transition from high school can be much different and challenging for students with disabilities. Although this story comes from the NPR station in Boston, the difficulties are encountered throughout the United States.

During the next few weeks, I will share some tips and suggestions that helped me in my transition from high school to college. I will also talk about assistive technology that can be of great help to students who are blind or have low vision. Finally, I will share information on scholarship opportunities and other financial aid resources available to students with disabilities.

For an in-depth look at some of the challenges students with disabilities encounter in the transition process, check out the article here.

Are you a blind or visually impaired person? What tips and techniques helped you along the way while you transitioned from high school to college or to a job? Please comment! We might publish your tips and suggestions in our blog. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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