Below are some links we hope you will find useful. Whether you’re looking for emotional support, advice related to your vision impairment, specialist assistive technology training, specialist products, vision impaired sports or holidays and leisure activities tailored for the vision impaired and disabled, there’s something here for everyone.
Visual Impairment Information and Support
Making a positive difference for people living with sight loss’
The VICTA Parent Portal is a one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child with a visual impairment.
Providing friendship and support for people with vision impairments
Now merged with RNIB
Our facebook page
Charity supporting visually impaired people
Now merged with Guide Dogs as Children’s services
Helping blind and VI people into work
Information about CVI
Advice and support for VI in East Sussex
Partnership of VI organisations in East Sussex
Campaigns for all VI across Europe
Information about eye health and eye care
Descriptions of eye conditions from Moorfields Hospital
Moorfields Eye Hospital information about VI
Descriptions of eye conditions from RNIB
Charity Choice directory of charities for VI
Organise social events for VI in Sussex
Help, support and services for VI children and families
National Sensory Impairment Partnership
NHS page about vision loss
Information about rare diseases
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Scotland based association for blind people
Scotland based association for blind people
National charity supporting VI young people
Support for people with sight loss including accommodation
Support for children with hearing and sight loss
Charity that offers phones to blind people
Supports parents and familes of VI children
Supports blind and partially sighted children
A forum for anyone involved with VI pupils
Web-site with demonstrations of VI conditions
Helping VI people locate information and services
Information about Education and Schools
Government web-site giving data about specific schools
Extensive information about all aspects of education
Government web-site with details of schools in England
Government explanation of types of schools
National Association of Special Educational Needs
DfE details of the National Curriculum
NHS page about Special Educational Needs
Gov.UK web-site for obtaining school inspection reports
Useful Pinterest page of VI resource ideas
Gov.UK page about Progress 8 and Attainment 8
DfE statutory guidance about P scales
Advice for staff working with VI pupils from RNIB
On line magazine about all aspects of SEN
DfE official statistics on education and children
Guidance on teaching English to VI students
American site about teaching VI students
Our web-site about visual impairment and SEN
Activities and resource ideas for VI
Legislation and Guidance
DfE Guidance on behaviour and dicipline in schools
Complete version of the Children and Families Act
DfE Guidance on procedures etc for counselling in schools
DfE Guide lines for choosing to educate at home
Complete version of the Equality Act
DfE Guidance for schools on fulfilling their duties
Equality & Human Rights Commission codes of practice
The Government web-site with extensive information
Government guidance on range of help available
DfE statutory guidance on home/school transport
OFSTED guide for parents about school inspections
Government guidance about education provision when a child is ill
Government guidance on different ways to complain about a school
DfE guide lines about policies schools MUST have
DfE advice for schools about preventing bullying
Dept of Health guidance about registration
Government statutory guidance on keeping pupils safe in education
Charity Commission policy paper on safeguarding children
Government guidelines for parents about attendance
DfE statutory guidance about SEN (0 – 25 years old)
DfE guide for parents about SEN
Legislation about personal budgets
DfE statutory guidance about supporting pupils
Appeals and Legal Guidance
Independent advice about state education
Information, advice and support to parents of children with SEND.
Charity giving information about a range of child law topics
free, independent, confidential advice about rights and responsibilities
Information about courts and the Tribunal service
Legal information from a leading SEN barrister
Campaigns for equal rights for disabled people
Legal information from a leading SEN solicitor
Advice and help about equality and human rights
Advice and guidance about human rights
Independent authority about information rights
Independent Parental Special Education Advice
For complaints about services ptovided by councils
Network of independent educational psychologists
Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal
Support for parents of children with SEN
Large parent led information and resources web-site for SEN
Government guide to benefits
Information about financial help for people with disabilities
Information about allowances for severely visually impaired/blind people
Information about DLA for children
Information about DLA for adults
Information about PIP
Information about employment and support allowances
Supports chess players with visual loss
A Braille training site by Sensory Sun
Supply specially adapted audio equipment to VI
Lending library of adapted books for VI children
Tailor-made large print books for VI young people
Details of RNIB Braille courses for adults
Postal and download audio book service
Free tactile book service
Provide tactile diagrams, maps and pictures.
RNIB library (Audio, Braille, Large Print, Music)
National accessible library
Free monthly audio magazine about use of computers by VI
Weekly audio news taken from the Argus
Details of UEB with links
Information about range of accessible formats
Brighton and Hove Albion disability awareness
Details and links to range of disability sports clubs and activities
Encourages VI to access and enjoy sport in the UK.
Guidance on gardening for VI
Opportunities for any disabled person to play football
Information about goalball
England Athletics page about guided running
Database of guided runners and guides
Offers unforgettable activities for diabled people
Whitestick’s directory of blind sports
London based charity offering sports for VI people
Provides activities for VI children
Organises sound tennis for VI in Sussex
Sussex based VI cricket teams
Company providing theatre tickets and experiences for VI
Audio described events around UK
Useful VI apps for Apple devices
Website describing latest technology.
A social enterprise developing Canute Braille e-reader.
Computer guidance, forums etc for VI
Provide magnification/screen reader accessibility apps/software.
Produce JAWS and Magic.
Google Play download of Georgie screen reader app
Results of Government survey of assistive technology use.
Company providing products for blind/VI people.
Producers of NVDA screen reader.
Useful guidance and tips for JAWS users
Provide low vision aids.
Provides the well known Perkins Brailler.
Company supplying hardware and software for blind people.
Guide to assistive technology for VI from RNIB
Teaches people with disabilities to use computers
Company supplying low vision aids.
Company supplying low vision aids
Produce widely used reading and magnification software.
Produce machine and swell paper for tactile diagrams.
Provides assistance dogs for disabled people
Design, manufacture, supply aids for VI.
Leading charity supporting mobility for VI people
National Professional body for Habilitation Practitioners
How to get home adaptations for VI/blind people
Supply software and hardware for people with special needs.
Clear, practical advice on daily living.
Page sharing independent living skills ideas.
Specially adapted radios for blind people.
Company supplying equipment etc with speach
Specialist schools and colleges for VI/blind students
Wimbledon, South West London
List of RNIB schools and Colleges
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