Staying informed – organisations that can help during physical distancing

6 April 2020
Source: VICTA

It is a time of rapid change and we are all adapting the way we live and work to follow the national effort against the spread of Coronavirus. For many of us it is a worrying time, so we want to stay in touch and share as much information to help as we can. Go to the VICTA website to

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Qualifying age range for Orbit Braille Reader 20 VICTA/RNIB grant scheme has been expanded to 0 to 29 years

RNIB & VICTA logos

3 April 2020
Source: VICTA

VICTA is currently working in partnership with RNIB on a product grant programme focussed on supporting independent study using technology. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Orbit Reader 20 for Braille users, applications are now open to those aged 0 to 29 years. The Orbit Reader 20 is

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VICTA science competition with Microsoft and City, University of London

VICTA apptastic logo

24 March 2020
Source: VICTA

We are celebrating British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) with the launch of our new app-tastic science competition. Imagine! You are a technology designer who leads a team of people who design and build apps. Your team is excited about many of the recent technology advances that allow you to recognise people, objects and text in the world. What app

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Department for Education: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Department for Education logo

20 March 2020
Source: Department for Education

Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will be updated as we have further information available. How does this relate to Special Schools, and vulnerable children. “Will this apply to independent schools and boarding schools? Yes. We are asking independent schools and boarding schools to do

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Apply for an Orbit Braille Reader 20 through the VICTA/RNIB grant scheme

RNIB & VICTA logos

10 March 2020
Source: VICTA

VICTA is currently working in partnership with RNIB on a product grant programme focussed on supporting independent study using technology. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Orbit Reader 20 for Braille users (age criteria 8-29 years). The Orbit Reader 20 is a compact and revolutionary refreshable braille display

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Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2019

Vision UK logo

28 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2019 7 November 2019

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Approved Minutes Vision UK CYPVI Cmt, 071119
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UK specialist VI curriculum project update from RNIB, VIEW, VICTAR and Thomas Pocklington Trust

25 February 2020
Source: Norfolk County Council

We are inviting UK specialist VI education professionals to contribute to the development of a national VI curriculum A joint project between RNIB, VIEW, Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), to establish a UK wide specialist curriculum for children and young people with vision impairment (VI) is to be

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Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee 2020

Vision UK logo 2020 year of Vision

15 February 2020
Source: Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee 2020

Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee 2020 27 February 2020

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Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee Terms of Reference

Vision UK logo

15 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee Terms of Reference

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Vista, vacancy: Family Support Officer

6 January 2020
Source: Vista

37hrs per week   Fixed Term till 30th September 2022 £22,665.75 per annum An opportunity has arisen, to further develop and implement our family support service to meet the needs of children with sight loss. The role will also facilitate opportunities for parents and carers to enable them to better meet their children’s needs and aspirations. You’ll have a caring

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