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Visually Impaired (VI)

The purpose of this program is to provide services to support the education of children with visual impairments from birth through 21 years of age that will ensure the students have an opportunity for achievement equal to the opportunities afforded their peers with normal vision.


  • Improve the achievement of all students within the region who have a visual impairment
  • Ensure comprehensive services are available to these students

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ECC Events

Region 7 ESC partners with the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind (and other community partners) to offer ECC (Expanded Core Curriculum) Events to students with visual impairments in our region.  These events are designed to provide a variety of rich experiences to students with visual impairments while allowing them to receive direct instruction in the nine areas of the ECC.  These events are offered at no cost to students and are offered throughout the school year for students of all ages and ability levels.
It is also important to consider the added benefit of connection and community among our students with visual impairments.  Attendance at regional ECC events provides opportunities to meet and have shared experiences with other students who also experience visual impairment and blindness.  Because vision loss is such a low-incidence disability, some of our students may be the only student in their school district with a visual impairment.  Opportunities to meet others who share in their experiences are a powerful added benefit to regional ECC Event attendance.
Previous ECC Events include a college visit to UT Tyler, Goalball Tournament at UT Tyler, Roundup Event at Bar None Cowboy Church in Tatum, Christmas shopping, Planetarium experience, a day at EcoLand Early Learning Center, and Exploring Art Using the Senses with artist, John Bramblitt.  


Upcoming Events

If you have any questions regarding the following events, feel free to call or e-mail the program contact or the contacts listed when you click to register for any of the following events.