Annual Report 2013: Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 2, 2012 (Fiscal Year 2013)

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 primary 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 Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 56 17 83 2,100 917 3,173
Schools for the Blind 3 10 44 880 198 1,135
Rehabilitation Programs 5 3 27 176 42 253
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 19 10 29
Totals 64 30 154 3,175 1,167 4,590

Preschool

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 381 137 190 2,945 1,487 5,140
Schools for the Blind 9 15 20 345 97 486
Rehabilitation Programs 9 0 5 15 7 36
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 1 10 11
Totals 399 152 215 3,306 1,601 5,673

Kindergarten

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 674 192 105 944 857 2,772
Schools for the Blind 14 9 11 90 12 136
Rehabilitation Programs 6 0 1 0 0 7
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 694 201 117 1,034 869 2,915

Grade 1

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 834 219 106 539 651 2,349
Schools for the Blind 16 12 8 38 12 86
Rehabilitation Programs 3 0 1 0 0 4
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 853 231 115 577 663 2,439

Grade 2

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 879 233 103 414 649 2,278
Schools for the Blind 25 29 10 39 9 112
Rehabilitation Programs 4 0 0 1 0 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 908 262 113 454 659 2,396

Grade 3

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,069 261 118 280 585 2,313
Schools for the Blind 24 27 8 20 8 87
Rehabilitation Programs 6 1 2 1 0 10
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 5 6
Totals 1,099 289 129 301 598 2,416

Grade 4

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,123 281 119 227 620 2,370
Schools for the Blind 51 19 7 12 15 104
Rehabilitation Programs 3 1 0 0 0 4
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 3 3
Totals 1,177 301 126 239 638 2,481

Grade 5

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,107 251 130 178 588 2,254
Schools for the Blind 46 42 12 9 20 129
Rehabilitation Programs 7 1 0 1 1 10
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 2 0 1 3
Totals 1,160 294 144 188 610 2,396

Grade 6

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,104 268 142 167 547 2,228
Schools for the Blind 61 52 8 6 18 145
Rehabilitation Programs 6 1 0 1 2 10
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 2 3
Totals 1,171 321 151 174 569 2,386

Grade 7

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,060 270 122 121 501 2,074
Schools for the Blind 61 54 12 9 15 151
Rehabilitation Programs 5 1 2 0 0 8
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 1,128 325 136 130 516 2,235

Grade 8

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,085 231 147 102 499 2,064
Schools for the Blind 61 68 21 14 11 175
Rehabilitation Programs 8 0 1 0 1 10
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 1 0 6 8
Totals 1,155 299 170 116 517 2,257

Grade 9

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,076 260 174 93 490 2,093
Schools for the Blind 74 61 11 12 18 176
Rehabilitation Programs 6 0 2 0 1 9
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 0 0 0 1 3
Totals 1,158 321 187 105 510 2,281

Grade 10

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,105 241 171 88 407 2,012
Schools for the Blind 74 80 16 11 19 200
Rehabilitation Programs 8 1 2 0 1 12
Multiple Disabilities Programs 5 0 0 0 4 9
Totals 1,192 322 189 99 431 2,233

Grade 11

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,006 256 158 79 415 1,914
Schools for the Blind 82 96 18 9 15 220
Rehabilitation Programs 5 1 2 0 1 9
Multiple Disabilities Programs 4 0 0 0 0 4
Totals 1,097 353 178 88 431 2,147

Grade 12

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 1,121 289 200 76 787 2,473
Schools for the Blind 131 143 55 19 33 381
Rehabilitation Programs 25 5 2 0 3 35
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 1 0 3 5
Totals 1,278 437 258 95 826 2,894

Academic Nongraded

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 271 65 123 120 550 1,129
Schools for the Blind 51 74 60 39 96 320
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 1 0 2 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 324 139 184 159 650 1,456

Postgraduate

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 41 17 12 16 32 118
Schools for the Blind 4 8 1 1 1 15
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 42 0 42
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 3 3
Totals 45 25 13 59 36 178

Vocational

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 62 15 12 6 27 122
Schools for the Blind 18 19 11 0 0 48
Rehabilitation Programs 26 7 5 3 0 41
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 7 0 1 8
Totals 106 41 35 9 28 219

Adult Students

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 357 166 575 78 2,272 3,448
Schools for the Blind 69 79 32 4 96 280
Rehabilitation Programs 1,100 346 880 30 357 2,713
Multiple Disabilities Programs 59 23 94 15 893 1,084
Totals 1,585 614 1,581 127 3,618 7,525

Other Registrants

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 547 112 573 755 5,714 7,701
Schools for the Blind 52 47 78 111 303 591
Rehabilitation Programs 12 1 28 3 76 120
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 16 5 70 92
Totals 612 160 695 874 6,163 8,504

Totals

Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Symbolic Readers / Non-readers Total
State Departments of Education 14,958 3,781 3,363 9,328 18,595 50,025
Schools for the Blind 926 944 443 1,668 996 4,977
Rehabilitation Programs 1,246 369 961 273 494 3,343
Multiple Disabilities Programs 75 23 123 40 1,015 1,276
Totals 17,205 5,117 4,890 11,309 21,100 59,621

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 Percentages by Program Type

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State Departments of Education 83.9%
Schools for the Blind 8.35%
Rehabilitation Programs 5.61%
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2.14%

Student Readers by Reading Medium

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Visual 63.2%
Braille 18.8%
Auditory 18.0%

Student Percentages by Primary Reading Medium Reporting Codes

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Visual Readers 28.86%
Braille Readers 8.58%
Auditory Readers 8.2%
Pre-Readers 18.97%
Symbolic Readers / Non-readers 35.39%

Student Percentages by Secondary Reading Medium Reporting Codes

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Visual Readers 3.95%
Braille Readers 4.91%
Auditory Readers 29.06%
Not Applicable 62.07%

Explanation of Reading Media

Note: 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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