Visual Impairment (VI)

Definition

Students who are visually impaired include: students who are blind, have no vision or little potential for using vision; students who have low vision; students who have a visual impairment after best correction that adversely affects their educational performance; or students who have been diagnosed with a progressive condition that will most likely result in a visual impairment or no vision after best correction.

The corresponding definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03014, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

State Laws and Regulations

6A-6.03014, F.A.C., Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Publications

UEB Transition for Standards-based Assessments: FSA/Science/EOCs

Technical Assistance Paper: Accessible Instructional Materials

https://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-5764/dps-2010-70.pdf

Resources

Contact

Michelle Ferren, ESSS Administrator, 407-320-2013
Michelle_Ferren@scps.k12.fl.us