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For parents of children with visual impairments

American Foundation for the Blind® | National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

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two girls touching a tactile globe in the classroom

When a child has a visual impairment, learning and development may need to be helped along the way. Intervention, encouragement, and special educational planning therefore become an essential part of the school years. Often, children require some training and instruction from teachers who specialize in working with blind and visually impaired students. Your child might also need certain accommodations and arrangements, like books or materials in a format like braille, or a seat near the front of the class, in order to participate fully in the classroom and extracurricular activities. Learn more here about the educational process—and your child's rights.

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