Blindness and Low Vision Resources

Based on feedback, we're providing a variety of resources for specific disabilities. Please note that this list is not all encompassing. To receive individual consultation, please reach out to

Blindness/Low Vision

Disability Management Services assists managers/supervisors and blind/low vision applicants and employees in the interactive process to explore and implement effective accommodations.  

Joshua Hori, UC Davis Assistive Technology Specialist (, can help with identifying blindness/low vision technology accommodations. Join Joshua Hori on the first Tuesday of every month from 12:00-01:00 PM for 'Tech Tuesdays'. This is a drop-in style Zoom session where Campus and Health employees can ask questions or seek guidance on assistive technology.  

Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 936 3816 2769 
Dial by your location 
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 

As a manager/supervisor, if a blind/low vision employee or applicant for employment is requesting an accommodation, please ask them what they need and reach out to Disability Management Services for assistance. Joshua Hori and Disability Management Services are available for consultation and guidance but managers/supervisors are responsible for providing the necessary accommodations. 

Examples of Accommodations for Blindness/Low Vision 

  • Software 

    • Screen reading software – software that scans and reads the content on computers screens aloud. Users can navigate the computer using voice commands.  

    • Speech/Voice to Text – software that converts speech into text  

    • Zoomtext – software that enlarges or magnifies everything on the computer screen 

  • Equipment -  

    • Larger computer monitors  

    • Desktop magnifiers  

    • Locator dots and/or large print keyboard labels for keyboard navigation 

Accommodation Resources