Step Higher: The project is aim at preparing blind high school graduates for higher education. The Step Higher is a nine months orientation and adjustment training to legally blind adults and adolescence seeking for higher education. Scheduled classes are delivered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The full training curriculum for the Step Higher includes computer literacy/keyboarding, Braille, cane travel, , independent living skills, seminar, and college preparation. All classes emphasize the development of self-confidence and a positive attitude towards blindness. ADMISSION Individuals who have been medically determined to be legally blind (and whose primary disability is blindness) are eligible for admission to the Step Higher program.  Upon applying for admission, the individual will provide current eye and medical examination(s) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating that the individual is legally blind, or visually impaired with a progressive, non-corrective eye condition. No individual will be refused admission based upon race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status or disability. Individuals enrolling in the program must be eighteen (18) years of age or above and must complete high school or equivalent. However adolescent in the secondary grades are considered for part time training. Upon acceptance of an applicant as a student, applicant select an entry date based upon availability.  In the event that the student does not commit on the scheduled starting date, the director of Start Now will attempt to contact the individual to determine the reason for the failure to begin classes and to reschedule the entry date.