Resources for Professionals in Higher Education

For people who are blind or partially sighted, moving into Higher 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 higher education, you may have limited experience supporting blind or partially sighted (BPS) students. That is why we have created useful resources and guidance to provide you with more awareness of the needs of BPS students.

Our Supporting the Achievement of Learners with Vision Impairment in Higher Education 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 BPS students may experience; as well as how you can support them more effectively. Seeing what the world looks like from the perspective of a person with vision impairment in our What Do We See? and What Do We See? 2  videos will provide you with a greater understanding of the needs of blind and partially sighted students in your setting.

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