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DRT - Vision

The District Resource Teacher - Vision, provides support for any child of school age with a significant visual impairment.

Support Includes:

  • teaching specialized skills such as Braille or the use of visual aids
  • facilitating orientation and mobility training/instruction
  • completing Braille transcriptions of educational materials 
  • enlarging print, maps and diagrams 
  • teaching appropriate use of technology 
  • working with students on social emotional skills 
  • providing remediation in academic areas

Documents required:

  • reports from: ophthalmologist, optometrist or the Visually Impaired Program of BC Children’s Hospital  
  • report cards 
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Referral process
  • Students are eligible for support services when they meet Ministry criteria for Visual Impairment (E designation). Referrals are made to Learning Services. 

Students are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If a change in designation occurs, a referral is made to Learning Services.

Braille Transcription Services for Braille transcription for visually impaired students is provided through a Braillist.

Support Includes:

  • transcribing material into Braille and Braille into print
  • preparing tactile illustrations such as maps, graphics and diagrams 
  • making audio tapes
  • ordering specific Braille transcriptions from American Printing House for Blind. Braille transcription services are arranged by a teacher of the visually impaired
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