Should The Student Who is Blind Read Braille or Print

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I have been trained to evaluate students to determine if they qualify for special education services from a teacher of the visually impaired. I evaluate using a functional vision evaluation. After that, I assume the student will be instructed in braille until data is used to determine if there is another medium for instructional materials. I use a learning media assessment to do this. To address print with tools such as magnifiers and screen magnifiers is equal to addressing print that is enlarged with a printer. How the print gets enlarged matters and to not include magnifiers when an assessment includes print enlarged with a printer means I have not addressed all ways of getting print larger.

I, also, would be curious to learn who has felt comfortable utilizing this assessment and including their student data. I am interested in school districts who are comfortable with this type of collection system without their own verification of FERPA protection, or how they were able to utilize it with comfort.

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