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Vision Impairment

An individual is considered legally blind when they cannot see at six metres what someone with normal vision can see at 60 metres. A person is legally blind if their field of vision is less than 20 degrees in diameter. A person with normal vision can see 180 degrees.
The term ‘Vision Impairment’ simply means an individual has some degree of sight loss.
The impact of a student’s vision impairment on learning will vary significantly according to the nature and extent of sight loss

Inclusion is the preferred educational option. School systems make every effort to do this. If it is not possible, they use either special classes or special schools with curriculum and staffing modifications.

This page looks at associations, selected educational sites including schools and teaching centres and vision technology.

The Special Education Resources page provides further options.


Australian Sites

State Bodies

International Sites

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Education Sites

Check other relevant state/territory links on the main Special Education page.

Selected Schools & Teaching Centres

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Vision Technology

Low Technology

Includes aspects such as audio and large print, braille, etc..


High Technology

Includes areas such as software, technical equipment, etc..

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1. Vision Impairment UoW, 28 Oct. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2016. Vision Impairment UoW.

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