The professional association for the vision impairment education workforce

VIEW is a leading voice representing the interests of children and young people with VI, championing best practice, and promoting the specialist VI education sector. We exist to help you support the education, development and opportunities of children with vision impairment.

Whether you are a QTVI or in training, a VI teaching assistant or Habilitation specialist, or work in a role supporting children and young people with vision impairment, by joining VIEW you become a member of the professional membership association for QTVIs, and the wider VI education workforce. Join us today.


Enrol now! We are now accepting applications for our September 2024 intake of: Partners in Learning – Advanced Certificate for Teaching Assistants (TAs) and education support staff

  • About usAbout us13th November 2015We’re the membership association for QTVIs, trainees, TAs and the entire vision impairment education workforce. [...]
  • Join VIEWJoin VIEW13th November 2015VIEW supports you through a range of membership benefits – including opportunities for support, advice, networking, and free professional development resources. [...]
  • VIEW Annual ConferenceVIEW Annual Conference11th June 2020Our 2024 Annual National Conference brought together leaders and practitioners to share ideas for supporting the education and development of children and young people with vision impairment. The 2024 VIEW conference buzzed with energy! Delegates, presenters, and exhibitors all came together to create a truly successful event. Thank you everyone! The conference once again sparked […] [...]
  • TrainingTraining3rd May 2016Professional development courses, events and online training, including post qualifying training opportunities. [...]

The role of the QTVI

VIEW joined up with RNIB to make a short YouTube film illustrating the role of the QTVI. Its purpose is to enable those about to start training to learn about being a QTVI, as well as showing schools and parents how QTVIs can help them. Please make use of it in your work!

QTVI video transcript (Word, 14.5KB)

QTVI video with subtitles on YouTube

RNIB/VIEW factsheet: The Role of the QTVI (Word, 150KB) – share with colleagues, schools and parents to help them understand the role of QTVI as essential for improving outcomes for visually impaired children and young people.

VIEW Conference

Join the VIEW Conference, Courses and Events” mailing list to be kept up to date about events relevant to the VI education workforce.

Our conference page has the most up to date information on the conference.

VIEW relies on membership, sponsorship and voluntary donations to ensure that we can continue our work supporting those that work with children and young people with vision impairment. Find out more about our generous sponsors

VIEW is a registered charity. Charity number 277864

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