[blindkid] Health insurance for braille instruction and equipment

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Fri Nov 22 20:22:49 UTC 2013


Insurance companies do not pay for braille instruction or technology.
What state do you live in?  Will the local school district pay for
braille instruction by a certified TVI outside of the school hours?
This is where creativity is needed.  You can also email me off list at
Marianne at denningweb.com.  I am a TVI and blind.

On 11/23/13, Bernadette Jacobs <bernienfb75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sweetheart:
>
> I hate to be a forecaster of doom and gloom.  but I've never in my
> entire life seen this happen before.  Don't hold your breath.  I don't
> think insurance companies regard literacy as a medical issue.
>
> Don't lose hope here though.  My next suggestion is that you have people
> either rewrite you offlist or call you at home.  Not knowing where you
> live, I'm not sure how to plug into the resources around you.  However,
> my home phone is: 443-315-5080.  You can call me and we can get started
> from there.
>
> Have a wonderful day!!
>
> Bernie
> On 11/22/2013 10:30 AM, aliza sperling wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I am looking to find out if you know of any health insurance or vision
>> insurance plans that would pay for private Braille instruction for an
>> elementary school aged legally blind student, or for the necessary
>> technology.  My daughter is now in private school (yes, we have already
>> tried public school) and getting it through the school district is not an
>> option at this point.  Her IEP/ ISP calls for 10 hours of Braille
>> instruction per week.
>> Thanks so much for your help,
>> Aliza
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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