BLINDNESS (Code 46)
A student/child with severe vision impairment is one who:
  1. a) has corrected vision so limited that it is inadequate for most or all instructional
    situations, and information must be presented through other means; and
  2. b) has a visual acuity ranging from 6/60 (20/200) in the better eye after correction, to
    having no usable vision or a field of vision reduced to an angle of 20 degrees.
If a student/ECS child has a severe to profound visual impairment that has not changed significantly since the initial approval by Alberta Education, documentation from a qualified specialist in the field of vision outlining the severity of the disability and modifications to the learning environment may be sufficient to support eligibility.
For those students/ECS children who may be difficult to assess (e.g., cortical blindness – developmentally delayed), a functional visual assessment by a qualified specialist in the field of vision or a medical professional may be sufficient to support eligibility.