Bridges Helpdesk

About the Bridges Helpdesk

What should I expect from the Bridges Helpdesk?

When you contact the Free Bridges Helpdesk, you will have dedicated blind adults and blindness education experts at your service. We are prepared to answer a wide variety of questions, and we are eager to invest the time to ensure that you get thorough and helpful answers.

Why would I contact the Bridges Helpdesk?

It’s never been easy to navigate the journey through high school to adulthood, and blind/low vision students often encounter more obstacles on this journey. Lack of accessible tools and instruction and low expectations make the path more difficult and force you to spend time and energy on breaking down these unnecessary barriers. Even high achievement in high school does not guarantee success in college and careers when you are encountering so many impediments in all facets of life.

The Free Bridges Helpdesk is here to help you overcome those obstacles and build your own bridges to success. We provide you with ready access to accurate and up-to-date information tailored to your needs. We provide individual support as well as relevant resources and guidance to help you decide which bridges you need and how you want to build them.

The Free Bridges Helpdesk is also here to support families, educators, service providers, and community allies of blind/low vision students anywhere in Maryland. Building bridges takes time, resources, and support, but great bridges allow blind/low vision students to choose their pathways and live the lives they want.

What can the Bridges Helpdesk do for me?

  • Individualized support
  • Timely and well-researched information
  • Relevant resources

How is it free?

This unique project is being coordinated through the IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

Contact Us

Accessible Helpdesk webform 

Text or Leave a voice mail message: ‪(410) 357-1546.

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