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 Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 0 0 0 3,762 0 3,762
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 1,302 0 1,302
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 198 0 198
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 7 0 7
Totals 0 0 0 5,269 0 5,269

Preschool

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 0 0 0 5,187 0 5,187
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 386 0 386
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 13 0 13
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 9 0 9
Totals 0 0 0 5,595 0 5,595

Kindergarten

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 336 135 12 1,182 256 1,921
Schools for the Blind 8 10 3 55 9 85
Rehabilitation 1 1 0 1 0 3
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 345 146 15 1,238 265 2,009

Grade 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 610 213 32 632 258 1,745
Schools for the Blind 14 18 2 25 3 62
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 624 232 34 657 261 1,808

Grade 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 791 247 37 341 192 1,608
Schools for the Blind 26 33 4 16 3 82
Rehabilitation 3 0 0 0 0 3
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 820 280 41 358 195 1,694

Grade 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 956 256 41 196 219 1,668
Schools for the Blind 42 33 2 12 7 96
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 998 289 43 208 226 1,764

Grade 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 988 280 40 136 195 1,639
Schools for the Blind 38 37 3 7 3 88
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,027 317 43 143 198 1,728

Grade 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 1,027 298 51 105 251 1,732
Schools for the Blind 42 37 1 6 3 89
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,069 335 52 111 254 1,821

Grade 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 1,011 278 62 78 239 1,668
Schools for the Blind 58 55 5 6 1 125
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,069 333 67 84 240 1,793

Grade 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 991 295 74 42 196 1,598
Schools for the Blind 49 47 3 5 1 105
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,040 342 77 47 197 1,703

Grade 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 924 249 66 40 199 1,478
Schools for the Blind 55 81 4 5 7 152
Rehabilitation 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 981 330 70 45 206 1,632

Grade 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 975 298 73 38 192 1,576
Schools for the Blind 75 83 12 0 1 171
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 1 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,051 381 85 39 193 1,749

Grade 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 969 247 65 32 173 1,486
Schools for the Blind 85 83 8 1 3 180
Rehabilitation 1 1 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,055 331 73 33 176 1,668

Grade 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 900 218 77 17 162 1,374
Schools for the Blind 78 93 13 4 3 191
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 978 311 90 21 165 1,565

Grade 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 841 271 94 19 288 1,513
Schools for the Blind 91 91 16 3 13 214
Rehabilitation 4 3 0 0 0 7
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 936 365 110 22 303 1,736

Academic Nongraded

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 467 114 149 303 1,129 2,162
Schools for the Blind 78 128 61 54 95 416
Rehabilitation 0 2 1 1 0 4
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 545 244 211 358 1,226 2,584

Postgraduate

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 14 3 3 20 10 50
Schools for the Blind 9 9 0 0 4 22
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 23 12 3 20 14 72

Vocational

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 26 7 4 1 11 49
Schools for the Blind 10 14 5 1 0 30
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 21 9 2 11 79

Adult Students

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 359 199 706 47 2,786 4,097
Schools for the Blind 41 48 25 2 76 192
Rehabilitation 670 404 710 6 83 1,873
Multihandicapped 39 15 102 11 1,169 1,336
Totals 1,109 666 1,543 66 4,114 7,498

Other Registrants

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 784 222 444 1,303 9,093 11,846
Schools for the Blind 103 145 141 149 618 1,156
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 28 28
Multihandicapped 4 2 13 5 92 116
Totals 891 369 598 1,457 9,831 13,146

Totals

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 12,969 3,830 2,030 13,481 15,849 48,159
Schools for the Blind 902 1,045 308 2,039 850 5,144
Rehabilitation 683 411 711 220 111 2,136
Multihandicapped 43 18 115 33 1,265 1,474
Reading Media Totals 14,597 5,304 3,164 15,773 18,075 56,913

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 DOE 48,159 85%
Schools for the Blind 5,144 9%
Rehabilitation 2,136 4%
Multihandicapped 1,474 3%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers 14,597 26%
Braille Readers 5,304 9%
Auditory Readers 3,164 6%
Prereaders 15,773 28%
Nonreaders 18,075 32%

Student Readers by Reading Medium:

Visual 63%
Braille 23%
Auditory 14%
Total Number of Students 56,913

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