Title 16

Chapter 25.1
Braille Instruction for Blind Students [See Title 16 Chapter 97 — The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-25.1-1

§ 16-25.1-1. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Blind student” means an individual who is eligible for special education services and who:

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

(ii) Has a medically indicated expectation of visual deterioration.

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

(3) “Individualized education program” means a written statement developed for a student eligible for special education services pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.

History of Section.
P.L. 1993, ch. 389, § 1.