College Readers Aid Program

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Eligible students who are deaf, deaf-blind, or blind; are residents of New York State; and are matriculated in a degree-granting program may receive a monetary grant to employ readers, note takers, or interpreters to provide access to information vital to their studies, enabling them to succeed in their academic undertaking.  During the 2012-13 academic year 388 students attending 36 institutions of higher education received College Readers Aid Program funds; 213 were deaf, 174 were blind, and 1 were deaf-blind.

 

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State Statute:             Education Law Section 4210

State Regulation:      8NYCRR Part 147

 

FUNDING SOURCE(S):

State-                           100%

Federal-                      

Special Revenue-       

Total-                           $0.29 m

 

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED: 220