Visual Impairment Including Blindness

Visual Impairment Including Blindness

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Visual Impairment including blindness means an impairment in vision, that even with correction, adversely affects a student's educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness.

They include:

  • Students with visual acuity of 20/70 or less in the better eye with best correction,
  • Students have a severely restricted field of vision,
  • Students with visual difficulties, not visual perceptual difficulties, for whom significant modifications in their educational program have not been sufficient.


Students sitting at their desks in a classroomSince students with Visual Impairments vary in their individual profiles and abilities, Prince William County offers a range of program options to meet the educational needs of each student. The first program option allows students to attend their neighborhood school with services provided through the itinerant program. A teacher for the Visual Impairment works with students individually or in small groups both in and out of the regular education classroom. In addition, the teacher for the visual impaired works with the classroom teacher to ensure accommodations and modifications for visually related needs are met. Program levels utilize assistive technology. Additional placements are determined by the IEP team.

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