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Photo of Lana          Lana's Story

Lana finds herself in college at age 40 after Retinitus Pigmentosa takes away her sight, her career, and her future. She decided to return to college but it meant she had to learn many new skills.  In this video she demonstrates her accessibility tools and describes how she manages her course work and her relationships with professors.


Lana's Story

Several professors were asked to watch the video series and make comments after seeing and hearing her story.  You will find these very useful to share with other faculty.

Faculty Response to Lana's Story

Lana's Suggestions

  1. Make allowances for special seating.
  2. Be open to communication with students.
  3. Post PowerPoint presentations online in advance.
  4. Provide advance copies of handouts in class or online.
  5. Use more descriptive speech and avoid words like, "this, there, and that".
  6. Request an electronic version of your textbook when you order it.
  7. If an electronic copy of your textbook is not available from the publisher, ask for an additional desk copy.
  8. If you are notified of a student needing accessible format, make your textbook available to the office responsible for the conversion two (2) months prior to the first day of class.