BRIDGE College DSB Youth Program NEW Dates!

DSB and Eastern Washington University have a great partnership for low vision and blind students to attend college during the summer and get full credit while getting the college experience.

New Dates for the summer session will be June 21st through July 23rd, 2022.

What is bridge:

The Bridge curriculum was developed to meet the needs for an individual who is blind/visually impaired college student, to survive and thrive in college.  The program includes aspects of academics, independence, self-advocacy, and social situations traditionally encountered in college setting.

To be eligible for Bridge, students must:

  • Be a participant of DSB’s Youth or Vocational Rehabilitation services
  • Be college bound in fall quarter after high school graduation; or be a high school student entering Running Start.
  • Have age-appropriate levels of Orientation & Mobility (O&M) and Daily Living Skills. 
  • Be proficient with alternate reading formats such as e-text files, large print, scanned materials, etc.
  • Possess computer literacy skills, such as basic keyboarding, email, virtual meeting formats and internet, etc.

A minimal level of competency in activities of daily living (ADL) and O&M skills is required and may be assessed prior to enrollment.  Refinement of ADL and O&M skills will be provided on an individualized basis, if needed.

For any additional questions, concerns, or general information contact me at information below.

Jazmin Rials (She /Her /Ella)

Youth Service Specialist

Department of Services for the Blind

506 N 40th Avenue # 102

Yakima, WA 98908

Desk: 509-575-2014

Iphone: 509-306-8464