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Office of the Disabled
Disablity Categories - Visual

North 7th Street, 5th Floor
Phone: 913-573-5221
TDD# 913-3573-5681

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please call in advance to save yourself potential wait time 

Photo of Visual Eye ChartVision impairment means that a person's eyesight cannot be corrected to a "normal" level.  Vision impairment may be caused by a loss of visual acuity, where the eye does not see objects as clearly as usual.  It may also be caused by a loss of visual field, where the eye cannot see as wide an area as usual without moving the eyes or turning the head. 

Vision impairment severity may be categorized differently for certain purposes.  In the United States, for example, we use the term "legal blindness" to indicate that a person is eligible for certain education or federal programs.  Legal blindness is defined as a visual acuity of 20/200 or worse, with the best possible correction, or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.   

Resources and Agencies 

Funding Resources 

  • Children's Center for the Visually Impaired 
  • Disability Services 
  • Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
  • Kansas Audio-Reader Network 
  • Kansas Braille Transcription Institue, Inc. 
  • Kansas Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Topeka, KS)
  • Kansas State School for the Blind 
  • NTAC 
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