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Blind and Low Vision
Ministry Criteria

Ministry Criteria

A condition of partial or total impairment of sight or vision that even with correction affects educational performance adversely.

Board Criteria

A condition of partial or total impairment of sight or vision that even with correction affects educational performance adversely.

Blind
- Visual acuity of 20/200 or worse
- Requires Braille
- Requires tactile or alternative media as prime educational mode

Low Vision
- Visual acuity of 20/70 or worse after best correction in the best eye
- Peripheral loss that leaves 20 degrees or less of vision

Documentation which provides evidence that additional vision conditions such as nystagmus, depth perception, central vision loss, eye fatigue, etc. are adversely impacting his/her ability to access the curriculum.

Requirements

- A written report from an eye care specialist (Ophthalmologist or Optometrist).

- A Functional Vision Assessment from a Resource Teacher - Blind and Low Vision or a Vision Specialist/Consultant documenting that the student’s educational performance is adversely affected by the vision condition.

Our Resources

Our Services Team Consists of:

• Specialist Teachers of the Blind
• Certified Braille Transcriber
• Educational Assistants
• Orientation and Mobility Instructor
• Occupational Therapist OT (School Health Support Group)

External Resources

Ministry of Education
Blind/Low Vision Resource Services and Outreach Programs
350 Brant Avenue
Brantford, ON N3T 3J9
Telephone: 1-866-618-9092

Canadian National Institute for the Blind
115 Parkdale Avenue South,
Hamilton, Ontario L8K 1H1
www.cnib.ca
905-525-8555

Assistive Device Program ADP
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/prog ...

Earlywords
Hamilton, Niagara, Brant and Haldimand-Norfolk
1160 Upper Paradise Rd., Unit 6
Hamilton, ON L9V 0A5
905-385-7927 ext. 221
Or 1-866-826-4327 ext. 221
www.earlywords.ca

For more information, contact:

ServiceOntario
1-866-821-7770
TTY 1-800-387-5559
www.children.gov.on.ca

Contact Information

Sarah Colby
Resource Teacher - Blind and Low Vision
Telephone: 905-525-2930
Ext. 2839

Antonia Del Monaco
Resource Teacher - Blind and Low Vision
Telephone: 905-525-2930
Ext. 2832

Josie Zuppa
Resource Teacher - Blind and Low Vision
Telephone: 905-525-2930
Ext. 2825