As colleges are determining whether they will open fully, open partly or continue classes online, students entering college for the first time, or who need to bolster their communication and tech skills, may want to take part in Learning Ally’s free College Success Program for students who are blind or visually impaired. With a core curriculum that includes how to work with your campus disabled students office, it’s not to be missed.
Echoes in Design, Inc. offers a number of online courses for people who are blind, have print disabilities or other communication challenges. Echoes has been training online since its beginnings in 2007, and currently offers classes in Information Literacy and Developmental Writing for adult students entering or returning to college, Career Readiness for both new job seekers and workforce returnees, and pre-college technology and developmental writing courses.
The Digital Public Library of America says it “brings the wealth of U.S. libraries, archives, and museums to your classroom”. This is a digital library for researchers, students and educators, lifelong learners and genealogy research. There are primary source sets on topics like The War of 1812 and the American Red Cross. A search for items on blindness revealed pages and pages of books and other items going back to the 1800’s.
DPLA is a partner with Open eBooks, “a library containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need communities. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps.” Organizations must qualify to participate./