Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 2, 2001 (Fiscal Year 2002)

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.

Grade: Infant Programs

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 0 0 0 3,836 0 3,836
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 1,129 0 1,129
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 144 0 144
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 6 0 6
Totals 0 0 0 5,115 0 5,115

Grade: Preschool

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 0 0 0 4,840 0 4,840
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 456 0 456
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 18 0 18
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 13 0 13
Totals 0 0 0 5,327 0 5,327

Grade: Kindergarten

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 402 161 9 1060 232 1,864
Schools for the Blind 11 13 0 50 10 84
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 413 174 9 1,110 242 1,948

Grade: 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 794 243 27 478 215 1,757
Schools for the Blind 28 24 2 20 5 79
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 822 267 29 498 220 1,836

Grade: 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 871 291 24 301 178 1,665
Schools for the Blind 32 28 1 13 2 76
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 904 319 25 314 180 1,742

Grade: 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 939 317 29 199 185 1,669
Schools for the Blind 31 44 0 8 3 86
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 970 361 29 207 188 1,755

Grade: 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 1,010 276 46 115 185 1,632
Schools for the Blind 32 36 2 6 0 76
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 1042 313 48 121 185 1,709

Grade: 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 1,004 283 53 94 193 1,627
Schools for the Blind 33 31 1 7 1 73
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals 1,037 314 54 102 195 1,702

Grade: 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 966 258 56 75 172 1,527
Schools for the Blind 43 54 1 5 1 104
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 1,009 312 57 80 175 1,633

Grade: 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 944 277 49 54 161 1,485
Schools for the Blind 57 66 5 4 1 133
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,002 343 54 58 162 1,619

Grade: 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 923 239 45 37 180 1,424
Schools for the Blind 60 58 4 3 4 129
Rehabilitation 3 0 0 0 0 3
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 986 297 49 40 184 1,556

Grade: 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 978 243 56 27 159 1,463
Schools for the Blind 82 94 3 1 6 186
Rehabilitation 0 1 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,060 338 59 28 165 1,650

Grade: 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 900 270 57 29 154 1,410
Schools for the Blind 92 64 12 1 6 175
Rehabilitation 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 994 334 69 30 160 1,587

Grade: 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 848 251 72 13 148 1,332
Schools for the Blind 89 67 5 2 9 172
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 938 318 77 15 157 1,505

Grade: 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 765 239 73 12 199 1,288
Schools for the Blind 74 64 11 2 7 158
Rehabilitation 6 11 3 0 0 20
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 845 314 87 14 207 1,467

Academic Nongraded

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 521 142 182 311 1,184 2,340
Schools for the Blind 91 120 47 61 106 425
Rehabilitation 0 1 1 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 9 9
Totals 612 263 230 372 1,299 2,776

Postgraduate

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 14 9 0 2 9 34
Schools for the Blind 2 13 1 7 0 23
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 16 22 1 9 9 57

Vocational

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 30 5 6 1 10 52
Schools for the Blind 18 15 2 1 0 36
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 20 8 2 10 88

Adult Students

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 338 243 814 52 2,857 4,304
Schools for the Blind 40 31 29 2 65 167
Rehabilitation 582 439 572 7 65 1,665
Multihandicapped 78 23 137 17 1,312 1,567
Totals 1,038 736 1,552 78 4,299 7,703

Other Registrants

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 911 255 553 1,262 9,569 12,550
Schools for the Blind 104 150 173 143 646 1,216
Rehabilitation 1 0 1 0 28 30
Multihandicapped 3 1 9 10 105 128
Totals 1,019 406 736 1,415 10,348 13,924

Totals:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 13,158 4,002 2,151 12,798 15,990 48,099
Schools for the Blind 919 972 299 1,921 872 4,983
Rehabilitation 597 452 577 169 93 1,888
Multihandicapped 81 25 146 47 1,430 1,729
Totals 14,755 5,451 3,173 14,935 18,385 56,699

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 DOE 48,099 85%
Schools for the Blind 4,983 9%
Rehabilitation 1,888 3%
Multihandicapped 1,729 3%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers 14,755 26%
Braille Readers 5,451 10%
Auditory Readers 3,173 6%
Prereaders 14,935 26%
Nonreaders 18,385 32%

Explanation of Reading Media:

These data collected and prepared by the Department of Educational and Advisory Services of the
American Printing House for the Blind in the administration of the federal Act to Promote the
Education of the Blind of 1879.

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