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Education of children with sensory needs: reducing barriers to learning for children with visual impairment

There is no universally adopted definition of visual impairment in relation to children and young people, with the term describing a wide continuum of ‘loss in visual function’ (Douglas and McLinden 2005). Depending on the context, a number of terms are used in the literature to describe the degree of visual loss in children, including the following.