Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 6, 2003 (Fiscal Year 2004)

This chart lists the numbers of students registered by four major types of programs-- Schools for the Blind, State Departments of Education, Programs for the Multihandicapped, and Rehabilitation Programs. The students are listed by grade and reading media.

Appropriate Use of Federal Quota Census Data

The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and Outlying Areas who meet the definition of blindness and are, therefore, eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.

Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data.

Infant Programs

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 0003,76203,762
Schools for the Blind 0001,30201,302
Rehabilitation 0001980198
Multihandicapped 000707
Totals 0005,26905,269

Preschool

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 0005,18705,187
Schools for the Blind 0003860386
Rehabilitation 00013013
Multihandicapped 000909
Totals 0005,59505,595

Kindergarten

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 336135121,1822561,921
Schools for the Blind 810355985
Rehabilitation 110103
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 345146151,2382652,009

Grade 1

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 610213326322581,745
Schools for the Blind 1418225362
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 010001
Totals 624232346572611,808

Grade 2

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 791247373411921,608
Schools for the Blind 2633416382
Rehabilitation 300003
Multihandicapped 000101
Totals 820280413581951,694

Grade 3

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 956256411962191,668
Schools for the Blind 4233212796
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 998289432082261,764

Grade 4

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 988280401361951,639
Schools for the Blind 383737388
Rehabilitation 100001
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 1,027317431431981,728

Grade 5

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 1,027298511052511,732
Schools for the Blind 423716389
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 1,069335521112541,821

Grade 6

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 1,01127862782391,668
Schools for the Blind 5855561125
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 1,06933367842401,793

Grade 7

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 99129574421961,598
Schools for the Blind 4947351105
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 1,04034277471971,703

Grade 8

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 92424966401991,478
Schools for the Blind 5581457152
Rehabilitation 200002
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 98133070452061,632

Grade 9

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 97529873381921,576
Schools for the Blind 75831201171
Rehabilitation 100102
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 1,05138185391931,749

Grade 10

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 96924765321731,486
Schools for the Blind 8583813180
Rehabilitation 110002
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 1,05533173331761,668

Grade 11

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 90021877171621,374
Schools for the Blind 78931343191
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 97831190211651,565

Grade 12

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 84127194192881,513
Schools for the Blind 919116313214
Rehabilitation 430007
Multihandicapped 000022
Totals 936365110223031,736

Academic Nongraded

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 4671141493031,1292,162
Schools for the Blind 78128615495416
Rehabilitation 021104
Multihandicapped 000022
Totals 5452442113581,2262,584

Postgraduate

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 1433201050
Schools for the Blind 9900422
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 23123201472

Vocational

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 267411149
Schools for the Blind 101451030
Rehabilitation 000000
Multihandicapped 000000
Totals 3621921179

Adult Students

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 359199706472,7864,097
Schools for the Blind 414825276192
Rehabilitation 6704047106831,873
Multihandicapped 3915102111,1691,336
Totals 1,1096661,543664,1147,498

Other Registrants

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 7842224441,3039,09311,846
Schools for the Blind 1031451411496181,156
Rehabilitation 00002828
Multihandicapped 4213592116
Totals 8913695981,4579,83113,146

Totals

 Visual ReadersBraille ReadersAuditory ReadersPre-readersNon-readersTotals
State DOE 12,9693,8302,03013,48115,84948,159
Schools for the Blind 9021,0453082,0398505,144
Rehabilitation 6834117112201112,136
Multihandicapped 4318115331,2651,474
Reading Media Totals 14,5975,3043,16415,77318,07556,913

Appropriate Use of Federal Quota Census Data

The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and Outlying Areas who meet the definition of blindness and are, therefore, eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.

Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data.

Student Totals and Percentages by Program Type:

State DOE48,15985%
Schools for the Blind5,1449%
Rehabilitation2,1364%
Multihandicapped1,4743%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers14,59726%
Braille Readers5,3049%
Auditory Readers3,1646%
Prereaders15,77328%
Nonreaders18,07532%

Student Readers by Reading Medium:

Visual63%
Braille23%
Auditory14%
Total Number of Students56,913

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