Visual Impairment (VI): Blind & Partly Sighted


Definition

Students who are visually impaired include: students who are blind, have no vision or little potential for using vision; students who have low vision; students who have a visual impairment after best correction that adversely affects their educational performance; or students who have been diagnosed with a progressive condition that will most likely result in a visual impairment or no vision after best correction.

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

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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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