Title 17. Education

Chapter 8. Education of Students with Exceptionalities

Part IV. Blind Persons’ Literacy Rights and Education


17:1982      Definitions


As used in this Part, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section as follows: 


(1) “Blind student” means an individual who is eligible for special education services and who: 


(a) Has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses or has a limited field of vision such that the widest diameter subtends an angular distance of no greater than twenty degrees. 


(b) Has a medically indicated expectation of visual deterioration. 


(2) “Braille” means the system of reading and writing through touch commonly known as standard English Braille. 


(3) “Functional vision assessment” is an organized plan for observing how a student uses vision to perform routine tasks and assesses whether a visual impairment is interfering with the learning process. 


(4) “Individualized Education Program” means a written statement developed for a student eligible for special education services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 1401. 


Added by Acts 1992, No. 923, § 1. Amended by Acts 2017, No. 97, § 1.