§ 16-25.1-2 Development of program.
In developing the individualized educational program for those students who
demonstrate loss of functional vision that renders the reading of print
inefficient, the presumption shall be that proficiency in Braille reading and
writing is essential for the student to achieve satisfactory educational
progress. The assessment performed for each visually impaired student shall
include a Braille skills inventory, including a statement of strengths and
deficits. Braille instruction and use shall not be required if, in the course
of developing the student's individualized education program, all members of
the planning and placement team concur that the student's visual impairment
does not affect reading and writing performance commensurate with his or her
ability. The provision of other appropriate services shall not be precluded by
the use of Braille. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the
exclusive use of Braille if other special education services are appropriate to
the student's educational needs.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 389, § 1.)