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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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Latest study shows improvements for young people with vision impairment entering employment but more needs to be done

8 January 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

The latest results of a Longitudinal Transition Study published by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham and Thomas Pocklington Trust show an increase to those entering employment but inconsistencies of support across the country highlight that more needs to be done. The study has followed the experiences of the same group of

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Universities Minister visits University of Birmingham to take part in roundtable discussion with students with vision impairment

21 May 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation visited the University of Birmingham to take part in a roundtable discussion to hear powerful stories from students with vision impairment about their experience of university and of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). The event jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research

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RNIB: Transitions to adulthood: Longitudinal study of transitions experiences of blind and partially sighted young people (Phase 2)

28 February 2017
Source: RNIB

This longitudinal research project was designed in 2009 by a team from RNIB and VICTAR (Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research at the University of Birmingham). The key objectives of the project are: To track the process of transition for blind and partially sighted young people from ages 14 and 16 for five years To identify the roles of

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