Documentation for Students with Visual Impairments | Thomas Nelson Community College

Documentation for Students with Visual Impairments

In a move to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 amid a surging new variant, Thomas Nelson (becoming Virginia Peninsula Community College) is switching most of its classes from in-person to virtual for the first two weeks of spring semester. Read more.

Documentation of a visual impairment should consist of a letter or report from an optometrist or ophthalmologist and must include the following:

  • An explanation of the extent of the individual’s visual fields
  • A specific diagnosis
  • The degree of visual acuity
  • Whether the condition is stable or progressive
  • A statement of the functional limitation(s) caused by the disability
  • Possible side effects of any prescribed aids or medication
  • Whether visual aids are recommended
  • Suggested recommendations for effective and reasonable accommodations

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