Our Sponsors


HumanWare Logo

For nearly 35 years, HumanWare’s inspirational vision has resulted in the development of more than 50 highly intuitive and intelligent solutions that change the lives of people living with vision impairment and vision loss. To use at home, in the classroom or in the workplace, our technology has helped more than 1 million people worldwide to see things differently and live independently.

HumanWare and VIEW: Braille technology – choosing the right device webinar

If you couldn’t be there, or want to watch again, here is a recording of the webinar hosted by our friends at Humanware. This was for VIEW members to explore how some of their popular braille products are used in education.

Associated Optical

Since 1983 Associated OpticalEschenbach’s UK partner, has sought to provide eye-care professionals with innovative magnification devices to further enhance their patient care. Working closely with all of our key manufacturers and education team, our aim is to inspire our customers to further improve people’s lives using patient-centred optical solutions.

Our key brands include Eschenbach Optik, Ocutech & LiveEyewear LV Shields.

Ocutech, founded in 1984, is a worldwide leader in developing advanced hi-quality telescopic low vision aids (bioptics) for the visually impaired. Ocutech bioptic telescopes are prescribed by Low Vision specialists worldwide, and are used by tens of thousands of visually impaired individuals throughout the world.

To address the needs of people with various visual impairments (such as light sensitivity), LiveEyewear offer a full range of Cocoons featuring special absorptive filters developed specifically for Low Vision applications. Cocoons are professional grade sunglasses that are designed to be worn over prescription eyewear. The collection encompasses a wide range of sizes and styles that fit over different sizes and shapes of prescription glasses. Cocoons feature a proprietary lens that is available in many different tints, including mirrors and specialty low vision lens systems. Intelligent design, world-class engineering and a range of patented features has helped the brand achieve worldwide acclaim as the most comfortable fitover sunglass. Simply put, Cocoons are Professional Grade Fitovers.

To discover the latest innovations in low vision product design visit www.associatedoptical.com or speak to Richard Bowring 01628 600410


Dolphin Computer Access

Trusted by education professionals, SEND staff and students worldwide, Dolphin assistive technology enables young people with visual impairments to read, learn and study independently.

Dolphin tech minimises the time it takes to provide equal access to learning material for students with visual impairments. It reduces TA workload, and stretches SEND budgets further.

Visit www.yourDolphin.com/Education to find out more about Dolphin products. We also offer support and training to help your staff introduce Dolphin tech into your setting.

You are welcome to call us on 01905 754 577 to arrange a demo or a visit.

Dolphin products for Education

SuperNova Connect & Learn A reliable computer package designed for young people with visual impairments and built for education. It enables independent learning, in the classroom and at home.

EasyReader App This free reading app supports students who are blind, partially sighted or neurodivergent. EasyReader App opens a world of accessible books in partnership with accessible libraries, so students can read their own way.

EasyReader Premium Education Subscription Unlocks additional features in EasyReader App. Enables staff to easily set up student logins and monitor reading activity.

Call us on 01905 754 577 for a product demo

Sight Scotland

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

At Sight Scotland we’re tackling vision loss together. Our mission is to reach everyone in
Scotland with sight loss – where and when they need us. We are here for everyone affected by vision loss in Scotland. We offer support and advice, campaign for equal rights and fund medical research.

We provide learning, care, accessible formats and support blind and partially sighted people
in their communities.

Our services include The Royal Blind School and education outreach services in mainstream
schools, residential care for children and adults, the provision of formats which enable equal
access to the written word for people with sight loss, emotional support and information to
anyone living with or impacted by sight loss through our support line and community
service, and expert rehabilitation and mobility training to enable people to regain
independence after sight loss.

Our sister charity Sight Scotland Veterans supports veterans with vision loss, assisting them
and their families to adapt to the impact of visual impairment. We enable veterans to regain
confidence, restore independence and make new connections.

Together, our charities are determined that no one should face sight loss alone.
To get free support you can call Sight Scotland on 0800 024 8973, for Sight Scotland
Veterans call 0800 035 6409. You can also get in touch by emailing us at
help@sightscotland.org.uk, or by visiting our website Sightscotland.org.uk.

Thomas Pocklington Trust


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.

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

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


RNIB logo

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

Read news stories from our sponsors