How do financial aid staff assist students with visual impairments in filling out forms?
It is important that all staff in the financial aid office be familiar with accommodation options to assist students with special needs. It is best if online forms are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. To explore ways to make forms directly accessible to students who have visual impairments, consult the AccessIT resource on accessible web-based forms.
In some cases students with visual impairments may request forms in large print or personal help in filling out forms. Financial aid staff should be available to provide this assistance in a timely manner. It may be appropriate to arrange an appointment to assure that a staff member can focus solely on assisting each student.