Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 03, 2005 (Fiscal Year 2006)

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

NOTICE: For Press Members and Researchers: The number of students who read braille in the United States CANNOT be determined from these data.

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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 22 25 18 3358 384 3807
Schools for the Blind 24 14 8 926 119 1091
Rehabilitation Programs 0 10 0 197 1 208
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 17 11 28
Totals 46 49 26 4498 515 5134

PRESCHOOL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 168 88 72 4309 499 5,136
Schools for the Blind 10 18 19 284 87 418
Rehabilitation Programs 1 2 0 14 0 17
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 13 8 21
Totals 179 108 91 4620 594 5592

KINDERGARTEN

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 497 207 42 978 376 2100
Schools for the Blind 26 19 10 38 27 120
Rehabilitation Programs 1 1 2 2 0 6
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 1 2 3
Totals 524 227 54 1019 405 2229

GRADE 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 685 221 62 489 303 1760
Schools for the Blind 28 23 2 19 5 77
Rehabilitation Programs 5 0 0 0 0 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 2 0 2 4
Totals 718 244 66 508 310 1846

GARDE 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 776 283 64 349 276 1748
Schools for the Blind 24 21 4 12 7 68
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 1 0 0 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 802 304 69 361 283 1819

GRADE 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 892 282 75 237 244 1730
Schools for the Blind 39 29 4 5 6 83
Rehabilitation Programs 1 1 0 0 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 1 1 0 0 3
Totals 933 313 80 242 250 1818

GRADE 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 935 249 72 153 229 1638
Schools for the Blind 38 48 8 4 4 102
Rehabilitation Programs 4 0 0 0 0 4
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 977 297 80 157 233 1744

GRADE 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 954 278 64 122 216 1634
Schools for the Blind 53 49 2 7 10 121
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 1007 327 66 129 227 1756

GRADE 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 999 272 65 81 228 1645
Schools for the Blind 70 60 7 3 8 148
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 2 0 0 2
Totals 1069 332 74 84 236 1795

GRADE 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1050 281 95 67 238 1731
Schools for the Blind 82 76 11 0 6 175
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 1132 358 106 67 244 1907

GRADE 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 997 265 103 58 260 1683
Schools for the Blind 89 83 10 4 9 195
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1087 348 113 62 269 1879

GRADE 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 985 283 72 50 187 1577
Schools for the Blind 81 77 10 4 10 182
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 1 0 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 1067 360 83 54 198 1762

GRADE 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 933 279 85 43 182 1522
Schools for the Blind 74 83 8 1 11 177
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 1008 362 93 44 195 1702

GRADE 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 901 260 90 38 179 1468
Schools for the Blind 83 111 12 1 4 211
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 1 2
Totals 985 371 103 39 184 1682

GRADE 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 936 245 105 22 320 1628
Schools for the Blind 104 103 17 1 29 254
Rehabilitation Programs 9 14 7 0 0 30
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 1 2
Totals 1049 362 130 23 350 1914

ACADEMIC NONGRADED

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 409 98 143 221 984 1855
Schools for the Blind 44 78 50 65 71 308
Rehabilitation Programs 0 3 0 0 2 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 0 0 1 18 21
Totals 455 179 193 287 1075 2189

POSTGRADUATE

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 12 8 5 22 24 71
Schools for the Blind 3 3 0 0 1 7
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 2 0 0 2
Totals 15 11 7 22 25 80

VOCATIONAL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 31 7 8 1 18 65
Schools for the Blind 14 21 19 1 1 56
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 45 28 27 2 19 121

ADULT STUDENTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 378 219 661 44 2733 4035
Schools for the Blind 40 48 19 3 79 189
Rehabilitation Programs 1042 443 771 10 244 2510
Multiple Disabilities Programs 34 16 68 13 1392 1523
Totals 1494 726 1519 70 4448 8257

OTHER REGISTRANTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 798 203 438 1343 8787 11569
Schools for the Blind 89 105 160 106 561 1021
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 1 0 22 24
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 1 13 6 121 143
Totals 890 309 612 1455 9491 12757

TOTALS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 13358 4053 2339 11985 16667 48402
Schools for the Blind 1015 1069 380 1484 1055 5003
Rehabilitation Programs 1070 474 783 223 269 2819
Multiple Disabilities Programs 39 19 90 51 1560 1759
Totals 15482 5615 3592 13743 19551 57983

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 48402 83%
Schools for the Blind 5003 9%
Rehabilitation Programs 2819 5%
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1759 3%

STUDENT READERS BY READING MEDIUM:

Visual 63%
Braille 23%
Auditory 14%

STUDENT TOTALS AND PERCENTAGES BY PRIMARY READING MEDIUM REPORTING CODES:

Visual Reader 15482 27%
Braille Reader 5615 10%
Auditory Reader 3592 6%
Pre-Reader 13743 24%
Non-Reader 19551 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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