Visual Impairment (VI): Blind & Partly Sighted


Students who are visually impaired include students who are blind, have no vision, or have little potential for using vision or students who have low vision. The term visual impairment does not include students who have learning problems that are primarily the result of visual perceptual and/or visual motor difficulties.

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


State Laws and Regulations

The rule referenced below is specific to VI. Please refer to Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules (Red book) - Hyperlinked Index (PDF) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.

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National Resources