Consumers with Special Needs
ECLW supports the following policies to help deaf and visually impaired children reach their highest potential:
* Provide sufficient funding to prepare an adequate number of teachers in all educational settings who are qualified to provide the specialized communication, literacy, academic, mobility, daily living, social, and career education skills that visually impaired children need.
* Provide access to the latest technology so every deaf or visually impaired student benefits from computer-based educational programs, such as those delivered via the Internet or multimedia educational software.
* Assure that parents and families of children who are deaf or visually impaired are provided with the information they need to determine the best educational option for their child.
* Statewide Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
State Education Department
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities Deaf and hard of Hearing Services One Commerce Plaza, Room 16th Floor Albany, NY 12234
Services for the Vision Blindness/ Visual Impairment
1.800.232.5463 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Home page to a wealth of information: http://www.afb.org/default.asp AFB’s Service Center, where you can search and identify services for blind and visually impaired persons in the United States and Canada: http://www.afb.org/services.asp