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Visual Impairment Services At a Glance

Teacher and student wearing white cane day t-shirts and holding a signStudents with visual impairments have very unique needs that must be addressed if they are going to graduate ready for further education, employment, and/or independent living. In addition to the general curriculum that all students receive, students with visual impairments, starting at birth, also need evaluation and/or instruction in the expanded core curriculum. These nine areas include:

The Expanded Core Curriculum

  • Compensatory skills  
  • Orientation and mobility skills
  • Social interaction skills
  • Career education and planning
  • Assistive technology
  • Independent living skills
  • Recreation and leisure skills
  • Self-determination
  • Sensory efficiency

At Region 10, ESC, the Visual Impairments Program supports:

  • Students birth through 22
  • Training for families of students with visual impairments, vision professionals, and supervisors
  • Coaching assistance in the area of Active Learning for students with complex needs
  • Organization and support for Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) events
  • Training and supports for students who are Deafblind

Region 10 VI Technical Assistance Request

Coaching Assistance in Active Learning

If you are interested in deepening your knowledge of active learning strategies with your student who has complex needs, learn about the opportunities available to receive coaching from one of our trained specialists.

Teacher helping baby use hoops

Boy using a brailler

Online VI Assistive Technology Library Resource

An online tool designed to save team members time on researching information related to assistive technology for students with visual impairments.

Teacher helping students with white canes exit school bus

Young girl using white cane while teachers observe

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