Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 7, 2002 (Fiscal Year 2003)

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 Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 0 0 0 3,828 0 3,828
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 1,300 0 1,300
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 184 0 184
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 6 0 6
Totals 0 0 0 5,318 0 5,318

Preschool

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 0 0 0 5,212 0 5,212
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 354 0 354
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 9 0 9
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 18 0 18
Totals 0 0 0 5,593 0 5,593

Kindergarten

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 345 136 15 1,157 202 1,855
Schools for the Blind 8 5 0 50 8 71
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 1 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 353 141 15 1,209 210 1,928

Grade 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 720 227 29 534 235 1,745
Schools for the Blind 17 24 4 28 2 75
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 737 251 33 562 237 1,820

Grade 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 852 247 28 284 191 1,602
Schools for the Blind 35 39 2 10 3 89
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 888 286 30 294 194 1,692

Grade 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 953 296 38 181 163 1,631
Schools for the Blind 31 24 1 5 4 65
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 984 320 39 186 167 1,696

Grade 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 991 286 51 145 205 1,678
Schools for the Blind 29 43 2 5 6 85
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,020 329 53 150 211 1,763

Grade 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 1,018 278 50 93 204 1,643
Schools for the Blind 35 47 3 4 0 89
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 1,053 325 53 98 204 1,733

Grade 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 1,000 287 70 69 179 1,605
Schools for the Blind 47 46 1 3 1 98
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 1,047 333 71 72 182 1,705

Grade 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 983 278 62 60 171 1,154
Schools for the Blind 44 55 2 4 0 105
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,027 333 64 64 171 1,659

Grade 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 899 253 63 29 190 1,434
Schools for the Blind 60 73 8 1 3 145
Rehabilitation 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 961 326 71 30 193 1,581

Grade 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 996 248 54 37 156 1,491
Schools for the Blind 95 77 9 0 3 184
Rehabilitation 0 1 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,091 326 63 37 159 1,676

Grade 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 936 240 66 25 137 1,404
Schools for the Blind 85 95 8 2 5 195
Rehabilitation 1 1 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,022 336 74 27 142 1,601

Grade 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 844 260 66 16 149 1,335
Schools for the Blind 84 78 14 0 4 180
Rehabilitation 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 930 338 80 16 153 1,517

Grade 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 837 229 72 14 243 1,395
Schools for the Blind 94 75 11 1 8 189
Rehabilitation 7 6 1 0 0 14
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 938 310 84 15 253 1,600

Academic Nongraded

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 498 128 162 319 1,200 2,307
Schools for the Blind 83 134 52 60 96 425
Rehabilitation 0 2 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 1 1 6 8
Totals 581 264 215 380 1,302 2,742

Postgraduate

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 11 4 2 8 15 40
Schools for the Blind 5 11 0 0 0 16
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 16 15 2 8 15 56

Vocational

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 32 9 3 1 14 59
Schools for the Blind 13 12 3 0 0 28
Rehabilitation 5 0 2 0 0 7
Multihandicapped 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 50 22 8 1 14 95

Adult Students

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 373 244 849 51 2,846 4,363
Schools for the Blind 46 44 32 2 67 191
Rehabilitation 544 393 529 6 71 1,543
Multihandicapped 53 16 118 15 1,272 1,474
Totals 1,016 697 1,528 74 4,256 7,571

Other Registrants

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 838 231 575 1,245 9,566 12,455
Schools for the Blind 116 147 151 152 625 1,191
Rehabilitation 2 0 1 0 31 34
Multihandicapped 3 2 7 8 102 122
Totals 959 380 734 1,405 10,324 13,802

Totals

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 13,126 3,881 2,255 13,308 16,066 48,636
Schools for the Blind 927 1,029 303 1,981 835 5,075
Rehabilitation 564 403 533 200 102 1,802
Multihandicapped 56 19 126 50 1,384 1,635

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 48,636 85%
Schools for the Blind 5,075 9%
Rehabilitation 1,802 3%
Multihandicapped 1,635 3%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers 14,673 26%
Braille Readers 5,332 9%
Auditory Readers 3,217 6%
Prereaders 15,539 27%
Nonreaders 18,387 32%

Student Readers by Reading Medium:

Visual 63%
Braille 23%
Auditory 14%
Total Number of Students 57,148

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