Southern Illinois University: Disability Support Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Southern Illinois University: Disability Support Services
Woody Hall B150
Carbondale, IL 62901-4705
(618) 453-5738 (Local)
(618) 453-5700 (Fax)
(618) 453-2292 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Primarily southern Illinois.


Kathleen Plesko, Director,
Sandy Samples, Services Coordinator

Services Offered

Services for Adults

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