Back to School: Preparing Blind and Low Vision Students for College and Beyond

A Community Event with Perkins School for the Blind, Be My Eyes and Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind
About the Webinar

Preparing for life after high school can be an exciting and daunting task, and whether you’re a student, parent or educator, it’s normal to have anxiety about how to be successful in a new educational setting.

This summer, Be My Eyes is teaming up with Perkins School for the Blind and Accessible Pharmacy to present a live webinar event for blind and low vision students, families and educational professionals focused on getting everyone ready for independent living, college, jobs and beyond. We will discuss skills, training, and tips for students and families – and we’ll hear from some real students who have been through this process recently.

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Speakers

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Leslie Thatcher, EdM
Director, College Success@Perkins, Perkins School for the Blind

LINKEDIN Leslie has worked with college aspiring students for over 30 years, in both college admissions and high schools. Bringing deep experience in advising and coaching students, parents and teachers, Leslie is committed to meeting students where they are, and empowering them to find their voice, interests and place in their world.

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Steph Brown
Student, Lesley University

Steph Brown is going into their junior year at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. They are studying creative writing and counseling, They are a member of the Lesley University improv group as well as the vice president of the English Honors society.

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Will Butler
Vice President of Community at Be My Eyes

LINKEDIN An accomplished journalist, audio producer and Vice President at Be My Eyes, Will lived his own transition into blindness during college. Encountering new access barriers and challenges for the first time, Will experienced first hand what it would take to excel in a competitive university setting and jump into the job market ready to learn and grow.

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Andy Burstein
Chief Executive Officer, Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind

LINKEDIN Experienced in adaptive solutions for medicine and health, Andy oversees the team at Accessible Pharmacy Services in providing the most accessible possible experience for people who are blind or have low vision. Assisting with everything from medication management to maintaining your health independence, Accessible Pharmacy Services is dedicated to making sure people who are blind or have low vision get total access to the information they need to make the best possible decisions for their health.