Supporting sight loss
Here is some information and links that relate to the education web pages on the main RNIB site to help educators in supporting learners with sight loss.
- Role of the QTVI: For information ff you are working with blind and partially sighted learners from birth to 25, including those with complex needs.
- SEND reform resources:
The Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice set out a vision for changing the way that children and young people with special educational needs and disabled children and their parents are supported. This means changes for the professionals who work with them in education, health and social care.
RNIB has developed resources which will provide information on making the SEND reforms work for children and young people with a vision impairment and their families
- Guidance on teaching and learning:Children and young people with vision impairment deserve high quality teaching to become independent learners and to reach their full potential. This series of guides takes you through the key issues, strategies and resources you need to know about to help you in your work
- Resources for young people: Including information to help parents understand their child's sight condition, financial support, other parents stories, a who's who guide for parents and more
- Insight: Sign up for RNIB's free online education magazine
- Technology and education: Advances in technology enable a whole new approach to the inclusion of children with vision impairment in mainstream schools. RNIB VICTA iPad and Orbit Reader 20 grantAdvances in technology enable a whole new approach to the inclusion of children with vision impairment in mainstream schools.
- Exams and tests: Equal access to examinations and qualifications forms an essential part of the entitlement of children and young people with vision impairment to high quality educational outcomes.
We offer some key points to consider when entering a blind or partially sighted learner for external exams
- Events, training and networks for education professionals: Find out about some really useful events, training and networks for education professionals working with children and young people with vision impairment, including those with complex needs. These networks and events help to bring professionals together from different settings to share effective practice, professional development, networking and peer support
- Why is specialist support needed?: Read the evidence and arguments for protecting vital local authority VI services.
- Resources for young people: Our pages for young people offer advice and guidance for blind and partially sighted young people aged from 14 to 25 on all stages of their transition from school, to college, university and into employment
- Resources for Parents: Our resources for parents of blind and partially sighted children includes information to help parents understand their child's sight condition, financial support, other parents stories, a who's who guide for parents and more.