College Preparatory Program for High School Grads

Washington State Department Services for the Blind offers Bridge – a five-week summer program to assist blind or visually impaired students in their transition from high school to post-secondary education. Bridge is held on a university campus from mid-July to mid- August each year. A residential program, students live in a dorm and learn about campus life in preparation for entering college in the fall, including:

  • Courses on college life, study and social skills, and independence
  • Field trips
  • Orientation and mobility lessons
  • Campus tours
  • Recreational activities

Students also participate in one 5-credit university course of their choosing from the available summer session.

Download the Bridge Brochure (PDF)

Application Information

To request an application for Bridge, please contact Debbie Brown at 509-456-2933.


At this time, DSB does not charge any fees for participation in its summer programs. However, students should bring money for incidentals, social activities, snacks, etc.

For more information on our summer programs and services for children and youth, please contact us, or 800-552-7103.