Vision Department

Fredella Cobb

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.)

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. 


  • Visual acuity of 20/50 or less in the better eye with best possible correction or 20/200 or less (legally blind);
  • Visual field of 20 degrees or less in the better eye; 
  • Documentation of progressive vision loss that may affect future ability to learn;  
  • Evidence of blindness due to an active disease process 
  • 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