The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State Univerity has created the FREE app 4 to 24 to be a resource for parents of children and youth who are blind or have low vision and are between the ages of 4 and 24 years. It is designed to build skills for future success as an adult, including employment and independent living skills.
If you’re a parent, the app provides information, activities, and links to resources to inform you about skills and experiences that would be helpful for your child as he or she grows. The focus is on building independence over time to prepare your son or daughter for successful employment and independent living as an adult.
The app provides modules of information on topics like building social skills, literacy, technology, academics, and daily living skills. Modules are self-paced (no deadlines!) so you can use the information at your convenience.
Youth with blindness or low vision who are ages 16 to 24 can also use the app and will receive information about the same topics, written specifically for a younger audience.
The app is free to access for parents or youth. To sign up, download the app and create an account by registering as a new user. The app will ask for some basic information and then ask you to complete a checklist of skills or activities the youth has already accomplished, so that it can start you at the right level.
Download the 4to24 App Frequently Asked Questions PDF for answers to questions, such as
- What can I expect from the app?
- What topics are covered?
- Where is it available?
Consider watching the following videos for demonstrations of the app:
- How to Download 4to24 App
- How to Create 4to24 App Account
- How to Specify Track for 4to24 App
- How to Navigate 4to24 App Dashboard