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Disability Resources and References

 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

CAREER RESOURCES

ALTERNATE FORMAT TEXT

DOWNLOADABLE SCREEN READERS

ADDITIONAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Scholarships

 

Johnson Scholarship Application for 2017-2018

Application link

 

The Florida Council of the Blind

Scholarships are offered to students who are blind or visually impaired that meet the criteria. Deadline is April 15th.

 Find information at fcb.org or contact

 SHEILA YOUNG
GOCB TREASURER-PAST PRESIDENT
 FCB EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP CHAIRPERSON
 FRIENDS OF LIBRARY ACCESS INC., PRESIDENT
407-425-9200
321-663-8893

 

Disability Care Center

Disability Care Center,  an organization that helps disabled Americans apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits by providing information, resources, and customer service. Their mission is to assist the disabled community and now  offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education.  

 webpage outlining the specific details of the scholarships: disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ 

 

Bottar Leone Scholarship

Bottar Leone, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the "Bottar Leone Scholarship"). This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability

 http://www.bottarleone.com/physical-learning-scholarship.html

 Deadlines for Applications: July 1st for fall, December 1st for spring

 

FCB/FCCLV:Florida Council for the Blind scholarship information-Go to fcb.org

 Florida Council of Citizens with Low Vision Scholarship Application

 Purpose
 

To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical

school level for men and women with a physical disability who use a wheelchair.

 
Award
 

The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each is determined by the

Selection Committee. Students may reapply.

 
 
Eligibility Requirements
 
          Must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee
County; or currently be enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or
technical school.
          Must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair
          Must document financial need
 
Any student  interested  please go to to www.floridacommunity.com to complete the application. Once opened click on "I'm a Student".

 

 

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Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
http://www.cosdonline.org/

Centers for Independent Living
www.virtualcil.net/cils

Disability and Business Technical Assistance
http://www.adata.org/

GettingHired
http://www.gettinghired.com/

Job Accommodation Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

The Office of Disability Employment Policy
www.dol.gov/odep

Plan to Achieve Self-Support
http://www.passplan.org/

Rehabilitation Services Offices
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_ID=SVR

Ticket to Work
www.socialsecurity.gov/work/aboutticket.html

Workforce Recruitment Program
www.dol.gov/odep/programs/sorkforc.htm

disABLEDperson, Inc. 
www.disABLEDperson.com

 

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Alternate Format Text Websites

http://www.cafescribe.com/home/faq.php

http://www.rfbd.org/

http://www.bookshare.org/signUpType

http://www.recordedbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=rb.private_library&type=unlimited&code=JAD01&consumer

http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/

http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)

 

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Free Downloadable Screen Readers

http://naturalreaders.com/download.html

http://www.dyslexia.com/

com/download-Speaking-Notepad.html

http://finaldownload.com/voice_tools_read_aloud-66171-software.html

 

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Additional Assistive Technology Resources

 Duolingo that is multi-platform that is being touted as the best way to learn a new language on the go. It's supposed to be easy, fun, and very effective.

 link to app's webpage: http://www.duolingo.com/

 

AudioNote for iPad and iPhone

 Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8

 

 

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Additional Resources

 Open-access, expert-driven guide to higher education for students with visual impairments:

Key updates include:

- A breakdown of technologies central to visually impaired learning
- College success tips for students with visual impairments
- Updated spotlights on the accommodations colleges are making for fully and partially blind students
- A print screen option
- Full JAWS compatibility

You can view the guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/colleges-helping-visually-impaired-students/

 

Guidebook specifically for students with hearing impairments

The most extensive guidebook put together in hopes to make the transition to college a less daunting task than it already is! This guidebook includes tech tools for students with hearing impairments, how schools create more audible environments, and scholarships for students with hearing impairments.

All this great information and more can be found here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-with-hearing-impairments/ 

 

Guidebook for students with Disabilities

This guidebook of Higher Education for Students with Disabilities includes additional financial aid, scholarship, and government resources for students with disabilities. This guide can be found here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/best-accredited-colleges-schools-for-students-with-disabilities/