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The Expanded Core Curriculum and The National Agenda

The Expanded Core Curriculum for the Visually Impaired

  • Compensatory or functional academic skills, including communication modes
  • orientation and mobility
  • social interaction skills
  • independent living skills
  • recreation and leisure skills
  • career education
  • use of assistive technology
  • sensory efficiency skills
  • self-determination


Finding the Time

The Expanded Core Curriculum for Blind and  VI Children and Youths

West Virginia ECC Book in PDF


The National Agenda

This National Agenda represents a broad consensus of how educational programs must change to meet the needs of students with visual impairments. Commitment to achieve the National Agenda goals has come from the full range of individuals involved in the educational service delivery system, including individuals with visual impairments, parents, educators, and professionals responsible for program administration and personnel preparation. Once achieved, it is anticipated the National Agenda will improve overall educational services so that teachers and students will have the tools they need to improve teaching and learning. Partnerships will be strengthened among university training programs, school administrators, educators and parents. Referral and assessment procedures will be enhanced to ensure that all students with visual impairments are learning what they need to know to succeed. (



Time and services


Caseload Analysis

QPVI Caseload Analysis (from A Guide to Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments)

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