- Orientation and Mobility Orientation and Mobility training teaches students to travel safely and independently in their environment.
- Video Magnification Video magnification allows the user to view an enlarged image of text or pictures that are placed under the camera.
- Technology Tools Technology tools exist to help people who are blind or visually impaired get access to the printed information that others can read without assistance.
- Portable Hand-Held Systems Portable hand-held systems can travel with the user from classroom to classroom. Every student’s assistive technology needs are unique.
- Assistive Technology Assistive technology allows the student to participate on an equal basis with non-disabled peers in the regular educational environment.
It is estimated that as much as 81% of our learning occurs through the use of sight. For children who are visually impaired or blind, additional support and assistance may be needed to enhance opportunities.
- Coordination of ESVI consultant services through the district's designated sponsor
- Recommendations for adaptations and modifications to enhance the student's opportunities for learning
- Assessment, instruction, and consultation in the use of recommended low vision devices, adaptive mobility devices and canes
- Recommendations for large print or Braille books
- Recommendations for assistive equipment and materials
- Assistance as needed with required Functional Vision Assessments and Learning Media Assessments
How To Get Help
- When a medical report from an ophthalmologist or optometrist indicates that the student's vision is 20/70 or less in the better eye with correction or that the student's visual field is 20 degrees or less, a request for vision consultation/services should be submitted to CIRCUIT.
- Service requests are completed online at CIRCUIT.
- When service requests for students identified with visual impairments, along with the necessary documentation, have been received, a referral to Educational Services for the Visually Impaired will be generated.
- This service is provided without charge through the Special Education Unit of the Arkansas Department of Education.
- Consultation is offered by trained professionals who are dually certified in vision education as well as orientation and mobility.