Going to college and life after school for most people is a crazy experience. It’s filled with emotion and a sense of accomplishment like some have never felt before. It can be a chance to be free from the rule of your parents and a great way to venture out into the world.
But what happens if you’re entering college with a visual impairment? How do you learn the campus, how do you go about getting to your classes, acquiring the study material required by your professors. At RBI we are keenly aware of the challenges that face those with VI as some of our staff have transitioned through this phase of life and now share their experience with others.
It is moments like these that we believe make RBI special. It’s the realization of Isaiah 54:17 and Genesis 50:20. When the world sees a disability they see a shortcoming. But with a God like ours, we see a disability as an advantage, a unique opportunity that others do not have.
What better way is there to learn about navigating a new environment than to have a person who has done it themselves. We believe that this not only gives purpose and worth back to both the new and upcoming students but also to person who is sharing their experience.
Now we just need to go and tell the rest of the world.