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 Visual Impairment and Blindness


A student with a visual impairment is one whose vision interferes with functioning in a regular school program or, for preschool-age children, in learning tasks. Examples are students whose visual impairments may result from congenital defects, eye diseases, or injuries to the eye. Visual impairment is determined on the basis of a current examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Staff Contact

Elaine Thagard, Ed.D
Education Program Specialist
1770 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Tel: (404) 463-0616
Fax: (770) 344-4484
E-mail: ethagard@doe.k12.ga.us

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