Blind and Visually Impaired

Barry University offers comprehensive services and programs to academically qualified students who are blind and visually impaired at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Office of Disability Services exists to facilitate equal access for students who are blind and visually impaired to the programs and activities of Barry University. Our goal is for each student to acquire the skills necessary to develop an independent lifestyle.

Classroom and Exam Accommodations

Necessary classroom and exam accommodations are determined on an individual basis during the intake process. Services are available to matriculated Barry students who provide appropriate documentation (see documentation guidelines) of their visual impairment. An accommodation plan is made with each student, based on his or her needs, keeping in mind the goal of encouraging independence.

Barry University is a registered borrower of academic and professional Audio and E-Text recorded text books from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic's (RFB&D) 80,000 volume library. The Office of Disability Services maintains a testing room for students whose accommodations necessitate extended time or a distraction-reduced enviornment to take exams. Assistive Technological aids such as Dragon Dictate and other voice recognition software are available in the Disability Services Resource Center. Brailling service can be provided as well.