Third Force News: Record numbers of visually impaired children need support

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3 April 2020
Source: Third Force News

Royal Blind say there are now 4,735 schoolchildren in Scotland with visual impairments.

A charity is calling for urgent action to support record numbers of visually impaired children in Scotland’s schools.

Royal Blind said the number of schoolchildren with visual impairments has more than doubled over the last decade, from 2,005 in 2010 to 4,735 today.

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Over the same period, there has been a fall in the number of teachers who provide vital support such as braille tuition and learning adaptation.

Royal Blind says it is concerned that specialist teachers in visual impairment in mainstream schools are facing unreasonable pressures, being asked to support more pupils with less time to do so.

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