Planning College Events for Persons Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Is your event accessible for persons with blindness or low vision?

  • Have you reserved a section at the front of the audience seating for people who are blind or have a visual impairment?
  • Are you aware that blind people sometimes use a guide dog and that the guide dogs must be allowed into the function? Other service dogs include hearing dogs for the Deaf and hard of hearing, assistance dogs for wheelchair users and other people with mobility impairments, and dogs for those with hidden disabilities.
  • If slides or overheads are to be used, will they be made available in alternative format to people who are blind or have a visual impairment?
  • Have you arranged for handouts, surveys, programs, etc. to be put in alternative formats?
    • Braille
    • Large Print
    • Digital

Making documents accessible.  You are invited to contact to get specific help on how to create content or to request a workshop for your department.