You know technology is important, but do you feel confident applying it in a college setting? Evaluate the skills you already have and discover ways you can improve your technology proficiency.
Learn what our “Discovering Technology” area has to offer.
Understanding where you are in technology will help you to know what you’ll need to learn for college. Take this introductory technology self-assessment to find out what you know and what you may need to learn.
Once you figure out what technology you need to be more successful in college, it’s time to locate a program which can give you in-depth evaluation and training. Use one of these strategies to find a center which can help you with your technological needs.
Rapid changes in technology combined with the expense for students with a visual impairment can leave you feeling trapped and overwhelmed. Learn the basics about how to obtain the technology you truly need and some ways to decide what is most important.
Knowing how to use several technological solutions will help you to succeed in all of the advanced tasks of college. Read our mentors’ tech bios, and decide what device or program you’ll take the time to learn next.
Your technology has crashed, or you just need help mastering something new. Learn about the best practices for getting technical support.
Megan Dausch offers a list of suggested apps which have helped the college experiences of many people who are blind or visually impaired.
Learn some tips and tricks for navigating the internet with a screen reader.
Here is a quick cheat sheet you can use when doing research or learning for fun!
Whether you learn on a traditional campus or through a distance learning program, online course platforms have quickly become a part of most post-secondary environments. Learn the best strategies for succeeding in these courses and for increasing your technological knowledge for the future.
For many BVI students, writing the paper is not as difficult as formatting it. Learn how to make your ideas appeal visually as well as intellectually.
How do you apply your knowledge of technology to the processes people use daily in college? Learn more about the tools and tricks which will help you to succeed.
Your books may describe every picture, but having access to the real graphics will help you to learn in a more multisensory comprehensive way. Learn how to incorporate tactual and visual graphics into your education.
Learn how to make positive contributions to your group projects and how to make connections during the process.
Now that you’ve learned about the technology you need and the processes for which you may use it in college, consider these questions as you apply the information from “Discovering Technology” to your college experience.
Here are apps you might want to consider packing in your virtual toolbox before heading off to college.