Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 02, 2006 (Fiscal Year 2007)

This chart lists the numbers of students registered by four major types of programs– Schools for the Blind, State Departments of Education, Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities, 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 Departments of Education 29 24 12 3105 604 3774
Schools for the Blind 27 16 10 1006 115 1174
Rehabilitation Programs 9 13 31 139 2 194
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 14 16 30
Totals 65 53 53 4264 737 5172

PRESCHOOL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 234 120 99 4038 821 5312
Schools for the Blind 18 14 22 271 59 384
Rehabilitation Programs 3 4 13 19 59 98
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 10 9 19
Totals 255 138 134 4338 948 5813

KINDERGARTEN

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 488 198 58 986 372 2102
Schools for the Blind 19 20 13 35 39 126
Rehabilitation Programs 1 1 1 2 0 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 508 219 72 1023 413 2235

GRADE 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 778 256 63 496 352 1945
Schools for the Blind 28 31 11 22 7 99
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 808 287 74 518 361 2048

GRADE 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 776 244 83 309 270 1682
Schools for the Blind 28 22 4 8 4 66
Rehabilitation Programs 4 0 0 0 0 4
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 808 266 87 317 275 1753

GRADE 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 930 299 74 216 260 1779
Schools for the Blind 30 31 3 14 7 85
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 1 0 0 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 1 1 0 2 4
Totals 962 331 79 230 269 1871

GRADE 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 921 269 89 161 264 1704
Schools for the Blind 38 33 5 3 4 83
Rehabilitation Programs 0 1 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 960 303 94 164 268 1789

GRADE 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 938 262 77 119 216 1612
Schools for the Blind 55 46 7 8 6 122
Rehabilitation Programs 3 0 0 0 0 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 996 308 84 127 224 1739

GRADE 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 959 261 72 97 226 1615
Schools for the Blind 66 62 2 8 10 148
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1026 323 74 105 236 1764

GRADE 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 994 252 83 58 221 1608
Schools for the Blind 80 71 9 3 10 173
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 1 1 0 0 3
Totals 1075 324 93 61 231 1784

GRADE 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1020 179 91 50 260 1700
Schools for the Blind 85 74 10 7 6 182
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 1106 353 101 57 266 1883

GRADE 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1038 263 118 45 220 1684
Schools for the Blind 84 84 15 6 9 198
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals 1123 347 133 52 230 1885

GRADE 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 908 266 90 38 203 1505
Schools for the Blind 80 91 5 4 10 190
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 2 0 0 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 2 3
Totals 990 357 97 42 215 1701

GRADE 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 849 270 111 22 188 1440
Schools for the Blind 67 80 12 3 7 169
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 916 350 123 25 195 1609

GRADE 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 923 283 122 29 362 1719
Schools for the Blind 112 138 13 2 22 287
Rehabilitation Programs 10 14 11 0 0 35
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 2 0 4 6
Totals 1045 435 148 31 388 2047

ACADEMIC NONGRADED

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 381 84 132 179 924 1700
Schools for the Blind 44 90 69 41 106 350
Rehabilitation Programs 1 1 1 0 4 7
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 0 0 0 12 14
Totals 428 175 202 220 1046 2071

POSTGRADUATE

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 22 8 5 42 28 105
Schools for the Blind 6 9 4 5 0 24
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 5 0 0 5
Totals 28 17 14 47 28 134

VOCATIONAL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 24 6 9 0 17 56
Schools for the Blind 11 24 14 0 0 49
Rehabilitation Programs 1 3 2 0 0 6
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 33 25 0 17 111

ADULT STUDENTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 362 198 624 47 2396 3627
Schools for the Blind 42 35 33 2 96 208
Rehabilitation Programs 866 444 850 9 241 2410
Multiple Disabilities Programs 32 15 109 20 1337 1513
Totals 1302 692 1616 78 4070 7758

OTHER REGISTRANTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 772 207 182 1242 8708 11411
Schools for the Blind 91 107 148 84 538 968
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 1 16 18
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 1 9 6 114 132
Totals 866 315 639 1333 9376 12529

TOTALS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 13346 4049 2494 11279 16912 48080
Schools for the Blind 1011 1078 409 1532 1055 5085
Rehabilitation Programs 906 481 912 170 322 2791
Multiple Disabilities Programs 40 18 127 51 1504 1740
Totals 15303 5626 3942 13032 19793 57696

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 Departments of Education 48080 83%
Schools for the Blind 5085 9%
Rehabilitation Programs 2791 5%
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1740 3%

STUDENT READERS BY READING MEDIUM:

Visual 61.5%
Braille 22.6%
Auditory 15.9%

STUDENT TOTALS AND PERCENTAGES BY PRIMARY READING MEDIUM REPORTING CODES:

Visual Reader 15303 27%
Braille Reader 5626 10%
Auditory Reader 3942 7%
Pre-Reader 13032 23%
Non-Reader 19793 34%

EXPLANATION OF READING MEDIA:

These data were collected and prepared by the Department of Field 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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