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Documentation Guidelines

Low Vision & Blindness

The documentation should:

  • Be completed by a qualified professional.  Qualified individuals include ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other certified or licensed specialists with relevant training
  • Clearly state a diagnosis of a condition causing low vision or Blindness
  • Reflect current functioning and include a low-vision evaluation or functional Visual Assessment when appropriate, unless vision loss is documented as permanent or stable; information about the degree of vision loss, and prognosis.  If vision loss is progressive, updated documentation may be requested
  • Describe the functional limitations of the condition and the resulting impact on major life activities
  • Establish a relationship between the functional limitations of the condition and any recommended academic accommodations or adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services