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Disability Studies: A Student Success Guide
Librarian-curated guide to resources and information on disabilities topics, from Student Success
"Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers."
What is Visual Impairment?
Visual impairments or disabilities are defined by the National Eye Institute as corrected vision of 20/40 or worse. This is generally categorized into 3 levels based on strength of vision - low vision/visually impaired (between 20/70 and 20/160), legally blind (between 20/100 to 20/200), and totally blind (lack of light perception) (taken from https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/helping-blind-low-vision-students/). Some people with visual disabilities may use assistive technology, such as glasses or magnifiers, braille printers or screen readers, canes or seeing-eye dogs. Find out more about visual impairments - the science, history, tools, and experiences - on this page.
Founded in 1936, the Carroll Center for the Blind is well-known for its programs for children, teens, adults, and seniors with visual disabilities - from kids summer programs, academic tutoring, assistive technology training, workplace development, and more