z - Visual Impairments

What is Visual Impairment?

Visual impairment, including blindness, is an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child's educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness. For any child this means:

  • Visual impairment: not primarily perceptual in nature, resulting in
  • A measured visual acuity of 20/70 or poorer in the better eye with correction.
  • Physical eye condition: Affecting visual functioning to the extent that special education placement, materials and/or services are required in an educational setting.

Service Providers:

Throughout the state of Ohio there are educators, therapists, and counselors who specialize in educating children with hearing and visual impairments. For additional information regarding these programs and support options, please visit one of the following websites:

Ohio State School for the Blind


Ohio Center for Deafblind Education