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Sensory Disabilities

“Sensory disabilities” can involve any of the five senses, but for educational purposes, it generally refers to a disability related to hearing, vision, or both hearing and vision. 

Sensory disabilities affect access – access to visual and/or auditory information. Most content information is presented visually and/or auditorily in the classroom. It is important that children experiencing a vision and/or a hearing loss are appropriately identified to ensure access to education.


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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Blind/Visually Impaired

Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired