2021 Georgia Code
Title 30 - Handicapped Persons
Chapter 7 - Blind Persons' Literacy Rights and Education
§ 30-7-4. Elements of Individualized Education Program

Universal Citation: GA Code § 30-7-4 (2021)
  1. Instruction in Braille reading and writing shall be sufficient to enable each blind student to communicate effectively and efficiently with the same level of proficiency expected of the student's peers of comparable ability and grade level.
  2. For a student whose visual impairment affects the student's reading and writing performance in relation to the student's ability such that Braille instruction and use are indicated, an individualized education program shall include the following:
    1. The results obtained from the evaluation required under Code Section 30-7-3;
    2. How instruction in Braille will be implemented as the primary mode for learning through integration with other classroom activities;
    3. The date on which Braille instruction will commence;
    4. The length of the period of instruction and the frequency and duration of each instructional session; and
    5. The level of competency in Braille reading and writing to be achieved by the end of the period and the objective assessment measures to be used.
  3. For a student whose reading and writing performance is evaluated as commensurate with the student's ability despite visual impairment so that Braille instruction and use are not required for the student's individualized education program, the minutes of the individualized education program meeting shall include a statement which documents that the absence of Braille instruction or use will not impair the student's ability to read and write effectively.

(Code 1981, §30-7-4, enacted by Ga. L. 1994, p. 1796, § 3.)

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