Visual Impairments

Accomodations Related to Residential Life

Upon request, a paid student guide is provided to help establish paths and locate classrooms in the early days of the new semester. It is the responsibility of the student and her family to ensure that she has acquired training in mobility techniques by a professional mobility instructor prior to her arrival on campus.

AccessAbility Services works with the student and the Office of Residential Life to ensure reasonable accommodations in residence hall settings. Dogs which assist visually impaired students are allowed in the residence halls. Elevators and outside phones are equipped with braille pads.

Accommodations Related to Academic Life

Tutorial assistance beyond that available to all students of the College is provided when it is demonstrated that the student's disability requires this support.

Reading assistance is provided by identifying students willing to read and/or proofread in a paid capacity. Reader services are provided by the College, in conjunction with the student's home-state rehabilitation agency. Tape recorders can be provided to readers when necessary and according to availability.

Research assistance from reference librarians is available to help with identifying research sources.- As soon as the student decides on her course program for the semester (preferably during pre-registration), academic deans assists in obtaining course reading lists from instructors prior to the start of the semester. Students can order Books on Tape from Recording for the Blind by writing to: Recording for the Blind, 20 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 and asking for the Borrower Information Kit. Forms are also available from the Office of the Dean of First-Year Studies.