TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 8. EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
PART IV. BLIND PERSONS' LITERACY RIGHTS AND EDUCATION
17:1983 Individualized planning and assessment
The assessment required for each blind student shall include a braille skills inventory, including a statement of strengths and deficits along with a functional vision assessment for students with vision in order to determine if braille instruction is needed to achieve satisfactory educational progress. Braille instruction and use are not required by this Part if, in the course of developing the student's individualized education program, the team concurs that the student's visual impairment does not affect reading and
writing performance commensurate with ability. Nothing in this Part shall require the exclusive use of braille if other special education services are appropriate to the student's educational needs. The provisions of other appropriate services shall not preclude braille use or instruction.
Added by Acts 1992, No. 923, Sec. 1.