Students with. Visual Impairments. Duncan Chaboudy. Special Needs Students. Leaning Disabilities ADHD Emotional Disabilities Speech and Language Disorders Hearing Impairments Visual Impairments Orthopedic and Other Health Impairments Taumatic brain Injury Developmental Disabilities
Visual Impairment Including Blindness means an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness.
Large print books
Brailler, slate and stylus
Raised markings on machines
Raised Clock Faces
Raised line drawing boards
Microscopic and telescopic spectacles
Color coded signsMaterials/Tools
Attachments for reading what is being typed while typing
Attachments for computer and word processing
Converts text to audio/brailleTechnology for Blind Students
Optacon (Optical to Tactile Converter)
Optical Character Recognizer (OCR)
“People who are blind or visually impaired can perform almost any job you can imagine: lawyer, artist, accountant, secretary, customer service representative, food service worker, factory worker, financial analyst, teacher, medical transcriptionist, day care worker, counselor, computer programmer, cook, salesperson, clerk, and more. We cannot count the number of different jobs people who are blind or visually impaired are engaged in today or will be in the future. The possibilities are tremendous.”
AFB Career Connect www.afb.org
Fletcher, Janice; Parks, A. Lee. (1983). Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary and Vocational Programs: Classroom, Building, Equipment and Instructional Modifications and Adaptations. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED242915).
Skellenger, A. C.; Rosenblum, L. P.; Jager, B. K. (1997).
Behaviors of Preschoolers with Visual Impairments in Indoor Play Settings. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v91 n6 p519-30.
Viisola, Michelle. (1999). Statistics on Children with Visual Impairments. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED432106).
Pierangelo, R., & Giuliani, G. (2001). What every teacher should know about students with
special needs: Promoting success in the classroom. Champaign, IL: Research Press.