Your education questions answered

Confused about calculators? Exasperated about exams? If so, then you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve put together answers for topics that come up frequently on VI forum.

  • Calculators: a compiled list of responses from the VI Forum community to questions about calculators – including standalone calculators, calculators for Windows computers, calculators for iPads and calculators that run in browsers.
  • SATs FAQs: helpful information to address popular questions about SATs.
  • 14+ Exams FAQs: frequently asked questions about 14+ exams – including iPads in exams, ordering papers, extra time, rest breaks and practical assistants.
  • Exam acronyms: brief explanations of frequently occurring exam related acronyms.
  • Accessible revision guides: information on a range of revision guides – updated June 2023.
  • Line numbering in MLP and braille exam papers: answers to queries – including line numbering in MLP and braille exam papers, prose passages in braille, further reading and examples.
  • The use of Practical Assistants in exams: useful resource that covers frequently asked questions, ready for you to download and refer to whenever you need it!
  • Equipment for Inclusive Sports: this document provides suggestions on where to purchase equipment to help make sport inclusive for children and young people with vision impairment.
  • STEM equipment list: specialist STEM Resources for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment

With thanks to members of the VI forum for their contributions and to the RNIB education team for collating.

If you are not a member of VIEW you may wish to consider joining us – everyone teaching or supporting learners with vision impairment are welcome to join us – including QTVIs, VI teaching assistants, classroom teachers, resource technicians, early years practitioners, students and representatives from organisations supporting children and young people with VI. VIEW supports members through a range of benefits – including opportunities for support, advice, networking, free professional development resources and discounts on our conference and courses. Help our community to grow and help us support professionals to support children and young people with vision impairment. We’re stronger together!