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DISABILITIES: Blind/Visual Impairments


The term visual disability includes conditions ranging from some low vision to legal blindness to the absence of any sight at all-total blindness. The support at Hunter College addresses and fulfills students' needs as they impact upon their academic careers.

Available Support

Some of the accommodations utilized by students with Visual Impairments include:

  • Counseling and Advisement
  • Program Planning
  • Priority Registration
  • Alternative Test-taking Accommodations
  • Readers and Scribes
  • Assistive Devices through Access and Technology Center:
    – Hand/stand magnifier
    – Photo copier enlargement
    – Large print
    – Color acetate sheets
    – Four track tape recorders and talking calculators
    – Braille embossers
    – Closed circuit television system (CCTV)
    – Image converter into tactile format (Picture In A Flash-PIAF)
    – Screen magnification software (Zoomtext)
    – Voice output to computers (JAWS, Kurzweil 1000 & 3000)
    – Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional

To arrange for a demonstration or training in the use of any of the center's special equipment, contact Access and Technology Center at: (212) 772-5478.


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Room 1214B, East Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065