Our Sponsors

Thomas Pocklington Trust

We are delighted that TPT have become one of VIEW’s latest sponsors.

Thomas Pocklington Trust offer a Student Support Service for blind and partially sighted students aged 11+ to get the most out of their secondary, college and university education.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive in education. That is why we have produced a range of resources and information for students (including mature students), parents and carers and professionals, on everything related to 11+, post 16 and university education.

We hope that you can find most of the information you are looking for on our web pages, but if you can’t or need more bespoke information then we can provide one to one information and support via our support service.

Contact us at studentsupport@pocklington-trust.org.uk

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 return your call.

Optelec Ltd                                                  

“Improving the quality of life of visually impaired and dyslexic people – reaching out with simple and effective solutions.”

Since 1985 our products have been designed to help make the most of life: to allow staying in touch with friends and relatives, to participate and succeed in education and the workplace as well continuing to enjoy hobbies.

There is a growing range of assistive products available from Optelec, whether it be a simple optical magnifier for low vision, or the latest device to assist a Braille user to access all parts of the information world.

Our Brands Include:

  • Optelec – Electronic Magnifiers and Text to Speech
  • Enhanced Vision – Electronic Magnifiers and Text to Speech
  • Freedom Scientific – Software, Electronic Magnifiers and Braille Displays
  • Schweizer – German made optical magnifying glasses
  • OrCam – We are a proud OrCam Distributor

Our contact details are 0800 145 6115, email: Ordersuk@optelec.co.uk

See also: Introducing our new sponsor – Optelec Ltd

Positive Eye

Positive Eye has generously sponsored VIEW for many years. Positive Eye is a leading provider of educational consultancy and training for professionals working with children and young people with vision impairment. Their courses and products are widely used throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. Positive Eye kindly offers discounts for VIEW members on some of their unique products.

Taking a unique and practical approach Positive Eye offers a range of services from a full consultancy service to hands on, interactive courses which clearly demonstrate how to improve learning outcomes and measure progress. Our practical, customisable and easy to use products support your Service or school delivery and the children you work with.

In addition Positive Eye runs a correspondence braille course, and collaborates with a wide range of partners including RNIB, VIEW, charities and the University of Birmingham. We also contribute to the delivery of a postgraduate diploma course for teachers of VI.

New College Worcester

NCW (New College Worcester) is a residential special school for children and young people who are blind or vision impaired aged 11 – 19, offering the National Curriculum and the Specialist VI Curriculum for learners across a range of abilities. We accept students from all over the UK and further afield and our residential status enables students to practise skills into the evenings and weekends. Alongside learning are programmes of activities and support to enrich the lives of the young people and equip them with confidence and self-esteem to take them through life. As part of our Outreach Service we offer a series of free events to professionals working with children who are vision impaired in the community, you can find details of these on our website. We can also offer bespoke packages of training, please get in touch to discuss the options.

See Me! Project – Raising awareness of vision impairment


If you are working with blind and partially sighted learners from birth to 25, including those with complex needs, RNIB is here to help whether it’s on the phone, face-to-face or through our online information.

With our expert guidance, we offer:

  • Specialist advice and guidance
  • Resources, training and events available for professionals available through RNIB and partnering organisations
  • Family, early years and transitions support
  • Shape and Share events to connect with other families
  • Information and networks to share experiences and learn from others
  • Products, toys and games that encourage children to be independent and enjoy play
  • Books, magazines and curriculum materials to enjoy at leisure and for educational purposes.

Get in touch with us today on 0303 123 9999, by email; cypf@rnib.org.uk or, visit our website www.rnib.org.uk/children

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