Education for blind or severely visually-impaired students
Students who are blind or have severely reduced vision are entitled to education in Braille so that they have the same opportunities to develop and learn as students with normal vision.
Students also have the right to necessary training in how to navigate around school, to and from school and at home.
The municipality is responsible for ensuring that students who are blind or have severely reduced vision receive equivalent education programmes in their local communities. The municipality is also responsible for ensuring that parents receive necessary training in Braille so that they can follow through on their duties.
- Parents/guardians of blind or visually-impaired children
- Blind and visually-impaired children of school age.
The student is blind or has severely reduced vision.
Charges/Cost of the service
The service is free.
Brochures, documents, maps, etc.
Statped (national service for special needs education), firstname.lastname@example.org
See in particular Sections 2-6, 2-14, 3-9 and 3-10 of the Education Act.
Guidelines – applying for, or receiving the service
Blind children are entitled to an individual plan. The school is expected to be informed. Nevertheless, as a parent/guardian, you should contact the prospective school as early on as possible and inform them of when your visually-impaired child will be starting first grade.
Tjenesten oppdatert: 11.05.2020 08:37