Southern Illinois University: Disability Support Services

General Information

Southern Illinois University: Disability Support Services
Woody Hall B150
Carbondale, IL 62901-4705
(618) 453 5738


Sandy Samples, Services Coordinator

Kathleen Plesko, Director,

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Assesses students with visual impairment at intake for special needs.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation to outside agencies assisting blind or visually impaired persons.

  • Counseling
    • Offers support services for blind or visually impaired university students.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Works with newly blind students to orient them regarding locations of classrooms and other facilities.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Educational materials as required by Southern Illinois University for its blind or visually impaired students. On-demand services of various content and types available to the general public.