Learn more about the key facts surrounding vision impairment and get a better understanding of what it can be like to have various sight conditions.Find out more about 'Understanding Vision Impairment'
Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted Students in Mainstream Education
There are lots of professionals involved in supporting blind and partially sighted students throughout secondary education and as they transition into employment or further education. The range of professionals include careers advisers, teachers, SENCOs, SENDIASS staff and educational psychologists, to name a few.
It is likely that many professionals may not know how to support a blind or partially sighted student or where to start. This isn’t surprising as vision impairment is a low incidence disability.
Here we have a range of information and resources to help professionals effectively support blind and partially sighted children and young people in mainstream education.
If you need any information or advice, then please contact our dedicated service, email email@example.com or call our Student Support line on 0203 757 8040. Our line is manned every Tuesday and Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. Outside of these hours you will be asked to leave your name, number and a short message and a member of our team will get back to you.
Find out more about the specialist professionals that can support blind and partially sighted students and what services local authorities can provide.Find out more about 'A Guide to the Professionals'
Get informative and useful resources to help you support blind and partially sighted students to transition from school to further education/employment.Find out more about 'Transitioning on From Secondary School'
A guide to help teachers of children and young people with sensory impairments to understand reasonable adjustments and access arrangements for public exams.Find out more about 'Ensuring Equal Access to Public Examinations for Candidates with Sensory Impairment'
Find out more about our research into Careers information and guidance provision for blind and partially sighted young people.Find out more about 'Preparing Blind and Partially Sighted People for Life After School'
Find out more about our vibrant network for professionals working with blind and partially sighted children and young people and their families.Find out more about 'Children, Young People and Families Professional Network'