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Facilitating Visual Efficiency and Access to Learning in Students with Low Vision

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Position Paper on Low Vision:  Part I -- Facilitating Visual Efficiency and Access to Learning in Students with Low Vision

Council of Exceptional Children (2011)
By Amanda H. Lueck, Jane N. Erin, Anne L. Corn, and Sharon Z. Sacks

This 6-page position paper from the Council of Exceptional Children starts from the premise that "Students with low vision, including those with multiple disabilities, are entitled to a comprehensive educational program that includes services from professionals in visual impairment. This should encompass a range of individualized techniques and services that enable a child to complete current and future tasks in the school, home, workplace, and community. In particular, students with low vision require appropriate assessment, instruction, and adaptations to facilitate visual efficiency."   It includes recommendations for best practices.

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Posted on February 18, 2012
Updated on: September 26, 2018