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POLICY OF THE VISUALLY DISABLED STUDENTS
IOU Policy # ST/012/2015
The purpose of this policy is to define the rules and regulations concerning the admission and study procedure of visually disabled students at the Islamic Online University.
Date of Approval
June 19, 2015.
Blindness is a severe vision impairment, not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. It interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. “Legal blindness” is defined as vision with best correction in the better eye worse than or equal to 20/200 or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in diameter. Vision impairment (VI) is defined as having 20/40 or worse vision in the better eye even with eyeglasses. However, people with the slightest VI can experience challenges in their daily activities (Blindness and Visual Impairment).
Guidelines for the Visually Disabled (VD) Student
Guidelines for the Caregiver of the VD student
This policy includes all the accredited bachelor’s degree, diploma, higher diploma, master’s degree, and certificate programs and Open Education Program at the IOU from the following 7 departments:
Benefits of the Policy
This policy will allow the IOU students who have full or partial visual impairment to study and experience a very similar learning experience like the regular students without facing any discrimination.