Blindness or Visual Impairment

Blindness or Visual Impairment


I am blind or visually impaired. What documentation is needed?

Please have your medical provider submit a detailed report or a Documentation of Disability Form, which can be found on the OAS website, under “Forms & Resources.”

Additional Guidelines:

  • A low-vision evaluation of residual visual function may be submitted, if appropriate.
  • Documentation should include interpretation of the functional implications of the diagnostic data.
  • Documentation should include recommendations for how the functional limitations may be accommodated.
  • Documentation must be on letterhead, typed, dated, and signed, including the name, title, and professional credentials of the appropriate provider.
  • Documentation should be updated every 3 years.