53E-7-301.  Definitions.
     As used in this part:

(1)  “Blind student” means an individual, who is 3 years old or older but younger than 22 years old and eligible for special education services, who:

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(a)  has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses or has a limited field of vision such that the widest diameter subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees;

(b)  has a medically indicated expectation of visual deterioration; or

(c)  has functional blindness.

(2)  “Braille” means the system of reading and writing through touch, commonly known as English Braille.

(3)  “Functional blindness” means a visual impairment that renders a student unable to read or write print at a level commensurate with the student’s cognitive abilities.

(4)  “Individualized education program” or “IEP” means a written statement developed for a student eligible for special education services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 1414(d).

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 1, 2018 General Session
Amended by Chapter 75, 2018 General Session