This week, our series of entries will continue with brief statements around the theme of independence, as voiced by participants at RFB&D's Access and Achievement Roundtable.
"Independence and access – it's a huge issue with me being dyslexic. It takes me much longer than most people to read. So when I think of access, I think of RFB&D. Because by enabling me to have these CDs and downloads and listen to books, it cuts my reading time literally in half.
"That means a lot, because being in college, time for me is really important; it's a limited resource. The RFB&D program has enabled me to gain the time back that I initially lost. Without it, I usually would have had to cope by making up all of my work on the weekend, and now I don't have to do that. The CDs and downloads enable me to get my work done when I need to during week days; I don't need to struggle to get caught up anymore. It gives me the freedom to do my work as needed... and that brings more of a sense of independence."
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