The Essential Components of Educational Programming for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is intended for classroom teachers, resource personnel, administrators and parents. It is one of a series of documents developed to facilitate programming for students in grades 1 to 12 who have special education needs. The ten essential components listed in this document are contained in the Standards for Special Education, Amended June 2004 and are therefore mandated by Alberta Education. Each component is considered essential to the provision of a comprehensive program. For the full text of the document open the link that follows.