Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 5, 2004 (Fiscal Year 2005)

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 12 17 5 3,686 241 3,961
Schools for the Blind 1 3 1 1,177 106 1,288
Rehabilitation 0 2 0 123 2 127
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 11 14 25
Totals 13 22 6 4,997 363 5,401

Preschool

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 112 75 65 4,602 400 5,254
Schools for the Blind 3 7 8 307 76 401
Rehabilitation 1 1 0 13 0 15
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 12 9 21
Totals 116 83 73 4,934 435 5,691

Kindergarten

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 409 148 31 985 280 1,853
Schools for the Blind 23 15 5 41 24 108
Rehabilitation 2 1 1 2 0 6
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 3 4
Totals 434 164 37 1,029 307 1,971

Grade 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 658 224 43 572 250 1,747
Schools for the Blind 19 12 5 24 5 65
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 1 0 1 2
Totals 678 236 49 596 256 1,815

Grade 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 727 251 56 353 247 1,634
Schools for the Blind 25 25 2 9 3 64
Rehabilitation 2 1 0 0 0 3
Multihandicapped 0 0 1 1 0 2
Totals 754 277 59 363 250 1,703

Grade 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 846 255 58 201 226 1,586
Schools for the Blind 28 31 5 10 6 80
Rehabilitation 3 0 0 0 0 3
Multihandicapped 1 0 1 0 0 2
Totals 878 286 64 211 232 1,671

Grade 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 911 255 56 144 187 1,553
Schools for the Blind 41 43 2 7 7 100
Rehabilitation 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 954 298 58 151 194 1,655

Grade 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 971 283 46 129 230 1,659
Schools for the Blind 53 44 8 3 7 115
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,024 327 54 132 237 1,774

Grade 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 994 269 76 76 248 1,663
Schools for the Blind 47 64 5 5 7 128
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 1 0 0 1
Totals 1,041 333 82 81 255 1,792

Grade 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 956 274 90 65 217 1,602
Schools for the Blind 72 67 8 3 7 157
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,028 341 98 68 224 1,759

Grade 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 947 283 74 51 202 1,557
Schools for the Blind 62 64 5 7 10 148
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,010 347 79 58 212 1,706

Grade 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 912 278 88 40 176 1,494
Schools for the Blind 60 86 12 3 9 170
Rehabilitation 1 0 1 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 973 364 101 43 185 1,666

Grade 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 916 287 72 36 182 1,493
Schools for the Blind 83 92 10 0 6 191
Rehabilitation 1 0 1 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,000 379 83 36 188 1,686

Grade 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 839 240 75 23 172 1,349
Schools for the Blind 94 79 9 0 14 196
Rehabilitation 1 0 1 0 0 2
Multihandicapped 0 0 1 0 0 1
Totals 934 319 86 23 186 1,548

Grade 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 874 230 99 16 269 1,488
Schools for the Blind 90 113 16 4 25 248
Rehabilitation 2 0 3 0 0 5
Multihandicapped 0 0 2 0 1 3
Totals 966 343 120 20 295 1,744

Academic Nongraded

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 423 98 138 270 1,014 1,943
Schools for the Blind 58 98 57 70 68 351
Rehabilitation 0 2 1 0 2 5
Multihandicapped 1 0 0 0 9 10
Totals 482 198 196 340 1,093 2,309

Postgraduate

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 19 8 4 30 21 82
Schools for the Blind 7 10 1 1 4 23
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 18 5 31 25 105

Vocational

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 30 6 13 1 10 60
Schools for the Blind 11 9 3 2 2 27
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 41 15 16 3 12 87

Adult Students

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 372 217 693 46 2,721 4,049
Schools for the Blind 31 40 20 1 80 172
Rehabilitation 932 470 806 0 154 2,362
Multihandicapped 30 14 56 11 1,235 1,346
Totals 1,365 741 1,575 58 4,190 7,929

Other Registrants

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 799 200 470 1,283 9,192 11,944
Schools for the Blind 107 129 117 115 615 1,083
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 26 26
Multihandicapped 3 2 14 7 108 134
Totals 909 331 601 1,405 9,941 13,187

Totals

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State DOE 12,727 3,898 2,252 12,609 16,485 47,971
Schools for the Blind 915 1,031 299 1,789 1,081 5,115
Rehabilitation 949 477 814 138 184 2,562
Multihandicapped 35 16 77 43 1,380 1,551
Reading Media Totals 14,626 5,422 3,442 14,579 19,130 57,199

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 47,971 84%
Schools for the Blind 5,115 9%
Rehabilitation 2,562 4%
Multihandicapped 1,551 3%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers 14,626 26%
Braille Readers 5,422 9%
Auditory Readers 3,442 6%
Prereaders 14,579 25%
Nonreaders 19,130 33%

Student Readers by Reading Medium:

Visual 62%
Braille 23%
Auditory 15%

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