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ERIC Number: ED432106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 22
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Statistics on Children with Visual Impairments.
Viisola, Michelle
This report summarizes statistical data relating to children with visual impairments, including incidence, causes, and education. Data include: (1) prevalence estimates that indicate 1 percent of persons under the age of 18 in the United States have a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses; (2) the leading cause of childhood blindness is a vitamin A deficiency; (3) 24,877 students aged 6-21 received vision services during 1994 to 1995, representing .5 percent of all students receiving services; (4) students with visual impairments were more likely than other students with disabilities to have an A average in high school and to meet or exceed requirements in English, math, foreign languages, and computer science; (5) the average per pupil expenditure for programs in visual impairment for 1985-1986 was $4,068 for preschool, $6,181 for self-contained classrooms, and $3,395 for resource rooms; and (6) only 29 percent of youth with visual impairments were competitively employed 3-5 years following secondary school. (Contains 32 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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