Federal Law: Required hours to teach the VI

Posted by Cindy Robinson (not verified)

Hello. I am a contract teacher for the visually impaired. In order to do a better job, I need to know some more information.

Where can I find the standards for the suggested and minimal amounts of time needed for weekly V. I. instruction?

Determining amounts of time needed for VI Instruction

Posted by Charlotte@Perkins

Hi Cindy,

This is not determined by Federal Law, but rather by each IEP team, school, district or state.  There are some good tools to help you determine what is appropriate:

Michigan Severity Rating Scales

Literacy for Students Who are Blind: A Framework for Delivery of Instruction

I hope these will be helpful.


Posted by Abdourahmane Dia (not verified)

Hi, i am a teacher of the blind and visually impaired students..My school gets some partnership with some french schools but my students are fond of English and would like to make twining or collaboration or partnership as i can say so with english speaking institutes and schools .I appreciate a lot your school and the innovations you are taking as far as blind and visually impaired learners are concerned and would like to see my students'wishes come true that is to say collaborating ,twining with you thank you

Email Address:

Braille Pen Pals

Posted by Charlotte@Perkins

There are some programs who help to set up braille pen pals for students who are blind or visually impaired.  You may wish to contact: 

Braille Slate Pals
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

There is no cost, but you may need to wait several weeks for a response.  You will need to fill out an application form with basic information about the child's age and interests.

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