Vision Department

Fredella Cobb

Vision Consultant TVI

 


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Services for the Visually Impaired:

Services for the Visually Impaired works to address the unique needs of students with visual impairments by building capacity of the schools and individuals who support them through research-based best practices*. (*outlined in the Expanded Core Curriculum of the National Agenda for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Including Multiple Disabilities.)

Eligibility: 
In order to receive services, one of the following IDEA disability qualification factors must be present: 

Documentation of loss of vision, which adversely affects the child’s educational performance and requires the use of specialized texts, techniques, materials, or assistive technology devices. 

AND 

  • Visual acuity of 20/50 or less in the better eye with best possible correction or 20/200 or less (legally blind);
OR
  • Visual field of 20 degrees or less in the better eye; 
OR
  • Documentation of progressive vision loss that may affect future ability to learn;  
OR
  • Evidence of blindness due to an active disease process 
OR
  • Visual acuity may not be measurable, but the individual is functionally blind

Helpful Links:
Wyoming Department of Education Services for Visually Impaired 
American Printing House for Blind 
American Foundation for the Blind 
Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired