Each student with a visual impairment will have his or her own unique visual needs. These needs will depend on the students visual impairment as well as other disabilities. If the student has an IEP or 504 Plan, those needs will be identified in those documents as well as in the Functional Vision Evaluation. It is important to understand each student’s visual diagnosis and the implications with regard to functional vision to make the appropriate adaptations in order to maximize the students use of vision and access the same assignments as their sighted peers. The ultimate goal is for the students to be able to advocate for their own visual needs and to learn to make their own adaptations with the understanding that some students will always be dependent on others to adapt their learning environment and materials.
Spunqin, Susan. When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers. American Foundation for the Blind, 2002. This guidebook is written for teachers and addresses how to effectively work with a student with visual impairments and introduces special devices that may be used by the student.