Check out these resources to engage students who are blind or visually impaired.
IBM Student Externship
Help ensure the IBM Call for Code competition is accessible.COSB is partnering with IBM to ensure their international Call for Code competition is accessible to BVI students around the world. As part of this endeavor, IBM is offering unpaid externships to high school students who are blind or visually impaired. This externship is designed to help BVI students build career skills and learn more about IBM. Students who are selected for this opportunity will be given a list of websites to review and provide feedback to make the sites more accessible. The work is flexible and can be performed anywhere in the world.
July 24-28, 2023
Hull Foundation & Learning Center in Sandy Oregon
For transition-age youth ages 14-17 who are blind or have low vision
Get ready for a weeklong deep dive into what it would be like to live and work with a guide dog! Mark your calendars for July 2023 and discover what it means to be ready for a guide dog, experience hands-on fun and unique activities with dogs, why your O&M skills are so important for a successful partnership with a guide dog, make new friends, and let’s just also have a whole lot of camp fun!
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS)
Oct 1 – 5
US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
SCIVIS is a week long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired. Computers used by students in the Space Camp Programs have been adapted for speech and large print output; materials and equipment used during missions are available in braille and large print. Students participate fully (each student is screened based on their eye medical condition–limitations may be placed on some).
Scholarships are available!