Program for Blind Students

Given an environment rich with high expectations, blind and visually impaired students at SWWFS will learn the skills and undergo the experiences needed to achieve educational successes to the same standards as their sighted counterparts.

Students are taught skills in reading and writing Braille, using assistive technology, and other areas of the expanded core curriculum. Teachers of the blind collaborate daily with classroom teachers to adapt and modify lessons and materials to be accessible to blind/visually impaired students.

All students in the Program for Blind Students learn to read and write Braille. Braille is vital to the development of literacy skills for blind and visually impaired students. Students also receive Orientation and Mobility training to learn skills in the long white cane and independent travel skills around their school and community.