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Project Magnify

Shirley Anderson works with Chasity Turner to determine which magnifier is best. Ms. Anderson is with the Storm Eye Institute and Low Vision Rehabilitation Services of the Medical University of South Carolina. Zacchaeus Reaves tries a monocular with the assistance of Deb Bryan. Ms. Bryan is a teacher of the visually impaired and a Project Magnify consultant.









Do you know a student who needs low vision devices?

Applications for Project Magnify Clinics will be available in February for the 2019-2020 school year. Thirty students will be selected for the program that offers low vision devices and training free of charge.

Three clinics are planned for September in Charleston, Columbia, and Spartanburg. The clinics will be designed to increase visual reading skills in students with low vision. Qualifying students will have baseline reading level assessments and clinical low vision evaluations to determine devices that would be helpful.

Once low vision devices are prescribed, a consultant from the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Outreach Program will provide instruction in the local school district to the student, family, and other professionals involved in the student's education.

To be eligible, students must have a school district representative refer them and submit a current eye report, functional vision and learning media assessment, and an Individualized Education Program.

Project Magnify is a partnership of the SC Department of Education Office of Special Education Services and the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.

For more information, contact:

Jodi Floyd
Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Coordinator, Project Magnify and Mentor Program
SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
Toll-free: 1-800-984-4357
Direct: 803-896-8631