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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.

Description

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.

Target group

  • Parents/guardians of blind or visually-impaired children
  • Blind and visually-impaired children of school age.

Criteria/conditions

The student is blind or has severely reduced vision.

Charges/Cost of the service

The service is free.

Cooperating authorities

Statped (national service for special needs education), hovedkontor@statped.no

Acts

See in particular Sections 2-6, 2-14, 3-9 and 3-10 of the Education Act.

Opplæringslova

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: 16.02.2018 15:37

Language Norsk - Norwegian