Our 2022 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:
- Dr Lauren Lieberman, Professor in Adapted Physical Education, State University of New York, Brockport: Infusing All Components of the The Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment Through Physical Activity.
- LOOK UK: Independent learning.
- Positive Eye: Positive looking – the how and the what of the positive looking visual skills programme, case studies and conversations with those using the programme. Gwyn selects some resources for your Positive Looking “To Go” Bag.
- Catherine Fielding-Wilson, Sense: Developing listening skills in children and young people with vision impairment.
- Melissa Fanshawe, University of Southern Queensland: Preparing young people with VI for adulthood.
- Dr Julie McClelland, senior lecturer, and Moyra McClure, lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster: High myopia in children and young people.
- Professor Jugnoo Rahi and Dr Lucie Teoh: Update on the The British Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Study 2.
- Anna Pilson, University of Birmingham and University of Durham: QTVIs and the emotional well-being of visually impaired children.
- Rory Cobb, VIEW and Simon Kerrigan, Tapton School: How staff working with children and young people every day can support them to move gradually towards greater independence through The Access to Learning/Learning to Access model.
- Dave Williams, RNIB: Dave Williams reflects on his experiences in education as someone with a vision impairment, his career and passions for braille and assistive technology.
- Kathryn Fielding and Stephen Newey, Goal Ball UK: Goal Ball in education.
- Beck Lambourne and Teresa Loftus, AbilityNet – DSA support at University.
- Katherine Jones, University of Bristol: Design insight for joint attention in children with visual impairments – – a look at the PeopleLens as a system for communication
- Presentations on the CFVI from VIEW, VICTAR, Professor Rachel Pilling, Fiona Broadley – HabVI UK, Laura Hughes on a parent perspective on the CFVI, and content from partners across all UK nations: Sarah Hughes (Wales), Professor John Ravenscroft (Scotland) and Wendy Martin (NI
- pre recordings from our members including content on:
- tactile maths, braille music, cycling proficiency, a demo to help you make a Braille cell/swing cell resource and more!
- virtual exhibition space from:
- Positive Eye, RNIB, QAC, Professional Vision Services, Nystagmus Network, ClearVision, Optelec, Associated Optical, and RNC with a selection of products and services.