An Opportunity To Make A Difference is Knocking...Will You Answer?

For thousands of blind students, the doors to literacy, independence, and self-confidence have been shut too long. Today, only about 10% of blind and visually impaired students are taught Braille. Only 45% of the blind possess high school diplomas; further, and perhaps not surprisingly, 70% of Blind adults find themselves unemployed and living highly limited lives. These trends have emerged for a variety of reasons, most of which are based on low expectations for blind students, and misconceptions about the way these students function in school, at home, and in the community. Essentially, since many people don’t know what blind students can accomplish, these students are rarely pushed out of their comfort zones to tackle new and demanding learning opportunities. Fortunately, you can make a difference!