Blind or Low Vision
Students who have learning difficulties due to their low vision or no vision even with correction, may be eligible for blind or low vision identification. An educational evaluation will include assessment of academic achievement, functional skills, social and developmental history, functional vision, functional literacy, observations, written report from optometrist or an ophthalmologist and any other assessments necessary to determine eligibility or services. Programming may focus on accommodations, modifications, specialized equipment to compensate for low vision and academic remediation. Intensive training may include Braille instruction for reading, writing and typing, low vision training and orientation and mobility training to teach travel techniques. Consultation will be provided through a licensed itinerant vision impaired teacher. Direct services may be provided in the resource room for academic remediation. Vision impaired teacher will work closely with teaching staff to educate and provide services deemed appropriate in the IEP. GLASS and the Indiana School for the Blind work collaboratively on evaluations, programming and services for students who are blind or have low vision.