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 Six: Know Your Tech
Technology can be a game-changer when it comes to accessing your education. There are many different pieces of equipment out there that can solve many challenges and barriers blind and partially sighted people face in their lives. This could be software that makes your computer screen bigger and easier to see (magnification software), software that reads out to you what is on your screen (a screen reader), equipment that can allow you to read braille from electronic sources such as computers, special cameras that can scan books and turn them into formats that you can read and much more!
The first step is knowing what technology is out there and how it could help you. So, it is a smart idea to find out what technology is available.
The next step is learning how to use the technology! You can have the best kit on the planet, but you will not get much out of it if you don’t know how it works. So, it is important you are taught how to use any technology you use at school. Your QTVI should be able to help you with this.
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'
Discover the benefits of telling people about your vision impairment at secondary school, and how it can help you access the support you need.Find out more about 'Step Five: Tell People About Your Vision Impairment'