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Article 3.5. Individualized Education Program for Visually Impaired Pupils. Definitions   

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Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this section shall govern the construction of this article.

(a) A "functionally blind pupil" means a pupil who relies basically on senses other than vision as major channels for learning.

(b) A "pupil with low vision" means a pupil who uses vision as a channel for learning, but who may also benefit from instruction in braille.

(c) A "visually impaired pupil" means a pupil who is functionally blind or a pupil with low vision. For purposes of this article, a "visually impaired pupil" does not include a pupil who is eligible for special education and related services based on a specific learning disability identified pursuant to Section 56338.

(d) "Braille" means the system of reading and writing through touch commonly known as "Standard English Braille, American Edition."

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 203, Sec. 2.)