Students of all ages are adjusting to taking their classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Blind students are also making this adjustment. E-learning for blind students gives them, and visually impaired students, a safe way to continue their education as well.
There are many classes and workshops available online. If you are already enrolled in a school program, you may already be well on your way in your e-learning journey. Those of you who are not in school programs can find a myriad of online courses, too.
E-learning opportunities for blind students have expanded greatly during this time, with many organizations offering free classes.
One benefit of online classes is the fact you no longer have to worry about transportation to and from an outside location. Instead, your classroom comes to you in your own home! If you have a computer or smart device, you will have access to these online resources. If transportation was prohibiting you from taking on-site classes, this is a great opportunity for you to look into online classes.
E-learning also gives you a safe way to interact with other students. You do not have to worry about social distancing since you will not be in the same room with your classmates, but you can still engage with your instructor and fellow students. Because students can join classes that are outside of their local region, you may even meet people that you would not otherwise encounter.
If you have a computer or smart device, you are well-equipped to begin your online education. Some workshops are accessible by phone as well, so those who do not have a computer can also participate. Braille Institute has several classes and workshops that are available online, with many accessible by both – computers or by phone. Click here to check out what Braille Institute has to offer!