Students with low vision need careful assessment to determine whether print, braille, or both are the appropriate learning media, and identify teaching techniques that are appropriate to their needs. This section has links to information about assessment and literacy instruction strategies for students with low vision.
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
Explanation of accommodations to ensure that students with low vision have access to the visual environment, information, and the curriculum.
Council for Exceptional Children-Division on Visual Impairments (CECDVI)
DVI's position paper asserts the need for "appropriate assessment, instruction, and adaptations" and sets guidelines for providing an appropriate education program for students with low vision.
This article describes low vision devices, print size, and literacy issues at school for students learning to read both print and braille.
Special Education Technology British Columbia
A “resource to provide classroom teachers with a selection of strategies to address the reading needs of students with visual impairments.”
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (an Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind)
A primer on Large Print standards and practices.
Paths to Literacy
This section of the Paths to Literacy site offers an introduction to teaching literacy skills to students with low vision, instructional strategies for students with a visual impairment, information on magnification, technology for students with low vision, sources of large print materials, and tools for handwriting, and print.