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§ 1905.
Definitions
For purposes of this chapter—
(1)
the terms “Helen Keller National Center for Youths and Adults who are Deaf-Blind” and “Center” mean the Helen Keller National Center for Youths and Adults who are Deaf-Blind, and its affiliated network, operated pursuant to this chapter;
(2)
the term “individual who is deaf-blind” means any individual—
(A)
(i)
who has a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses, or a field defect such that the peripheral diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees, or a progressive visual loss having a prognosis leading to one or both these conditions;
(ii)
who has a chronic hearing impairment so severe that most speech cannot be understood with optimum amplification, or a progressive hearing loss having a prognosis leading to this condition; and
(iii)
for whom the combination of impairments described in clauses (i) and (ii) cause extreme difficulty in attaining independence in daily life activities, achieving psychosocial adjustment, or obtaining a vocation;
(B)
(C)
meets such other requirements as the Secretary may prescribe by regulation; and
(3)
the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Education.
(Pub. L. 98–221, title II, § 206, Feb. 22, 1984, 98 Stat. 34; Pub. L. 102–569, title IX, §§ 905, 908(c)(1), Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4482, 4486.)
cite as: 29 USC 1905