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Low Vision (2A)

Low vision is an impairment caused by partial vision loss that cannot be corrected.
A student with low vision may have one or a combination of the following issues: severely reduced visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, or a significantly obstructed field of vision. Students with low vision retain some usable vision but images may be distorted, blurred, or incomplete. Low vision may impact a student's ability to see information presented in class, read text, make out images or diagrams, differentiate between similar objects, etc.

Formal Diagnostics

An ophthalmologist or optometrist would provide documentation of low vision.

Intake Questions

  • Do you have difficulty seeing class slides or the board in class?
  • Do you use large print?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?

Resources

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