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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Visually Impaired

Visually Impaired person with service animalVisually Impaired in general refers to the loss of vision that cannot be corrected glasses or contacts. Many people think that blindness is being unable to see at all but some blind individuals may still have some sight and yet still need alternative methods to function in daily activities. Some terms for better understanding have been defined below.

  • Low Vision | A loss of visual acuity while retaining some vision. This cannot be corrected with corrective lenses, medicine or surgery.
  • Partially Sighted | Usually used in educational context to describe a visual impairment that requires special education services.
  • Legally Blind | People that have less than 20/200 vision in the better eye or a limited field that is 20 degrees or less at its widest point.
  • Light Perception and Light Projection | These terms describe a person who may have severely reduced vision but is still able to perceive the difference between light or dark.
  • Total Blindness | This is the individual who has complete lack of light perception and form perception.

Resources Related to Neurodiversity & Dis/ability

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