Resources for Professionals in Further Education

For young people who are blind or partially sighted, moving from secondary school into Further Education can be an exciting but also very daunting time. Along the way there will be challenges, but with the right support, advice, and training these can be overcome.

We understand that as a professional working in Further Education, you may have limited experience of supporting blind or partially sighted (BPS) students. That is why we have created useful resources and guidance to provide you with more awareness of their needs.

Our Making College Accessible guide is a good starting point, providing practical resources to ensure equitable accessibility.

Knowing more about the impact of vision impairment will help you understand some of the difficulties young people may experience; as well as how you can support them more effectively. Seeing what the world looks like from the perspective of a young person with vision impairment in our What Do We See? 2 – How the World Looks to Vision Impaired Children and Young People video, will provide you with a greater understanding of the needs of BPS in your setting. We also recommend reading our Understanding vision impairment page.

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