Supporting blind and partially sighted students in mainstream education

There are lots of professionals involved in supporting blind and partially sighted students throughout secondary education and as they transition into employment or further education. The range of professionals include careers advisers, teachers, SENCOs, SENDIASS staff and educational psychologists, to name a few.

It is likely that many professionals may not know how to support a blind or partially sighted student or where to start. This isn’t surprising as vision impairment is a low incidence disability.

Here we have a range of information and resources to help professionals effectively support blind and partially sighted children and young people in mainstream education.

If you need any information or advice, then please contact our dedicated service, email or call our Student Support line on 0203 757 8040. Our line is manned every Tuesday and Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. Outside of these hours you will be asked to leave your name, number and a short message and a member of our team will get back to you.

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