Students who are visually impaired (VI) may require support to access the general education curriculum.
Service delivery may include:
- Adapt written materials into large print and/or Braille
- Conduct assessments and provide analysis and interpretation
- Develop and implement specially designed instruction in order to facilitate access to the school environment/curriculum
- Develop strategies parents can use at home with their child
- Instruction in development of self-advocacy
- Facilitation and attendance at Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings
- Provide academic support as their vision loss can adversely affect their educational performance
- Teach reading and writing of Braille
- Training and support for staff and families regarding classroom accommodations, modifications and low vision adaptive equipment
American Printing House (APH)
The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC)
Giving people who are deaf-blind the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.
National Federation of the Blind
You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Extensive resources for teachers and parents of students with visual impairments.