Services for Students with Visual Disorders
The Disability Resource Center has a staff of professional disability specialists to work with students who have visual disorders to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Legal blindness is defined as having best corrected vision of 20/200 or less, or peripheral and central vision of 20 degrees or less. Low vision is defined as one of the following: a visual acuity of 20/70 or less after correction; a peripheral field so constricted it affects ability to function in an educational setting; or a progressive loss of vision that affects ability to function in an education setting. Some people with low vision may need an accommodation due to other conditions of the eye that prevent them from reading print for extended periods.
- Auxiliary Aid Services
- Regularly scheduled meeting to monitor academic progress and issues related to the disability
- Assistance in consulting with faculty to advocate for student needs
- Student support groups
- Priority Registration
- Access to the Assistive Technology Lab
- Information regarding classrooms, buildings, and the campus
- Tutor referrals
- Referral as needed to other campus resources.
- Referral as needed to community agencies and resources