Schools For The Deaf & Blind

100 New Hope Rd
Staunton VA 24401

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Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, located in Staunton, Va., provides a wide range of education and support services for the hearing impaired and blind students. It was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1838. It has various divisions, including parent and infant outreach, preschool, and blind and deaf department. It provides direct instructions through the use of specialized techniques and devices including electronic note takers, screen readers and low vision devices, including reading machines and Braille translation software. Its programs also focuses on academic and compensatory skills development in various areas, such as keyboarding, organizational and study skills, reading and writing Braille, using assistive devices, life skills, self-advocacy, and orientation and mobility. The school s curriculum includes various subjects, such as English, history, math, science, social studies, social, emotional and motor development, and health, physical, family life and legal education. It additionally provides courses in management skills and a life long learning program. It also offers vocational courses, including industrial technology, foodservice and carpentry