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  • Orientation and Mobility Orientation and Mobility Orientation and Mobility training teaches students to travel safely and independently in their environment.
  • Video Magnification 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 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 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 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.

Services Available

  • 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.