IT skills are vital for a student with vision impairment to access education independently, if they are put in place in a timely manner, they can ensure your child is fully integrated into school life and not dependent on someone to help them all the time. In this webinar Edel Doherty Vision Ireland (formerly NCBI)… Continue Reading Webinar – Essential IT Skills for Children with Vision Impairments in Education
What a day, the first ever All Ireland Training Course for SNA/CA’s supporting blind and vision impaired students in education. Delivered by Féach and Angel Eyes NI. We worked with 20 really committed, hardworking Classroom Assistants in Belfast. So many eureka moments and so much peer support among the group, it was really heartening. We… Continue Reading All Ireland Training for SNAs and CAs
IT Skills needed for Education – March 5th 8pm. Edel from Vision Ireland (formally NCBI) will discuss all the tech and skills your child or student will need for school. Orientation and Mobility – March TBC – Fiona Broadly and Lisa Priestly are O&M specialists in the UK and will explain what O&M is.
Delighted to announce Niamh Donnelly as our second speaker for Talking Truths next Tuesday’s Webinar. Niamh is a trainee solicitor with Eversheds Sutherland, she studied law at Maynooth University and was a teenager with a vision impairment at one stage in her life! So she has a great perspective in surviving being a teen and… Continue Reading Webinar
Had a great day in TU Grangegorman with 3rd & 4th Year students. We heard from some brilliant VI speakers, like Jason Smyth, Dawn Murtagh & David Nason, about their lived experiences and what they would like clinics, optometrists and optician stores to do to aid a VI customer. Vision Ireland & Sight and Sound… Continue Reading National Optometry Centre
Issues facing teens was the most requested topic for a webinar in our recent parents survey, so we are delighted to have Sarah Caffrey back to talk on this topic. For those of you who don’t know, Sarah was reared in Ireland and now works as a visiting teacher in the UK. She has a… Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar
We had a very busy summer! Catch up with all the news here! SCHOOL We hope everyone has settled back into the school routine. All SET’s and parents should be meeting before the Mid Term break to discuss your childs SSP/SSPP for the school year. If you or the school needs guidance with this please… Continue Reading Autumn Newsletter