Discover the ways your school can make your education as accessible as possible, and their legal duties to do so.Find out more about 'Step One: Know What Support You Can Expect'
Step Five: Tell People About Your Vision Impairment
Telling teachers, your friends and other students that you are blind or partially sighted may feel like the last thing that you want to do when starting school. It may be that you don’t want to stand out, or that you have found mechanisms for managing your vision impairment and don’t want to rely on other people.
However, telling other people about your vision impairment can have a lot of benefits and help you in taking ‘ownership’ of your vision impairment.
Throughout school you will need to talk to teachers, teaching assistants, careers advisers and others about your support needs. This may include how you access information, what support you need in getting around the school and what technology helps you to access information. Telling people about your vision impairment can help to access support and allow you to get the most out of your time at school.
Find out what an Education Health and Care Plan is, and the ways it can benefit your studies at secondary school.Find out more about 'Step Two: Would You Benefit From an EHCP'
Find out why your QTVI is so important to accessing support at secondary school, and how they can help you as a blind or partially sighted student.Find out more about 'Step Three: Talk to Your QTVI'
Explore some ways to help you get around school as a blind or partially sighted student, with our handy navigation guide.Find out more about 'Step Four: Understand How to Get Around School'