Individuals qualify for service if they have a visual or physical disability that limits use
of regular print.
Individuals may also qualify because of a reading disability which results from "organic
dysfunction." For example, a person with dyslexia would qualify if that condition were severe
enough to prevent the reading of regular print in a normal manner.
A medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy must sign applications for individuals with reading
disability. This requirement can be confusing because individuals with reading disability
are often evaluated by school psychologists.
Examples of qualifying conditions
- the inability to use standard print for prolonged periods of
- blurred vision, even if caused by medication
- discomfort from reading print over a period of time
- amputation or loss of arms or hands
- disabling paralysis, muscle or nerve deterioration severely
affecting coordination and control
- confinement in iron lungs or similar mechanical devices
- cerebral palsy
- multiple sclerosis
- muscular dystrophy
- myasthenia gravis
The condition establishing eligibility may be either permanent or temporary.
Questions concerning eligibility?
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