Professionals

Students come in to contact with so many professionals during their time in education – from teachers and tutors to careers advisors and accommodation providers. Each play a vital role in giving that student the best experience possible and to help them get the most out of the opportunities available.

But unless you have had a lot of experience working with blind and partially sighted students, you may be wondering how best to support them, or if there is more you could be doing to make your support accessible and inclusive.

Don’t worry, we are here to help…

Below, you will find a collection of useful resources containing information and guidance; ranging from fundamental need-to-knows and key considerations when working with blind or partially sighted students, to more in-depth accessibility guides and frameworks.

There is also a library of research articles to help inform your work with students, relevant news stories to highlight influential events in the sector and impactful examples of best practice.

To help you connect with fellow professionals, ask questions and grow your skills, we also have a section on the networks, events and training we host and are involved in.

“I can genuinely say that referring [student] to this service has really turned things around, the service has been brilliant. I would like to say a big thank you, your support has made a real difference for them and hopefully, it will help to make sure that other students do not have to experience the same issues in the future”.

A quote from Suzanne, a professional who came to our support service regarding a student she was working with.

Have a question, or looking for some more bespoke one-to-one advice? Whether you are working with a particular student or want to learn more about access and inclusion in general, please get in touch with us via email at  studentsupport@pocklington-trust.org.uk or by phone on 0203 757 8040.


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