Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research (VICTAR)

VICTAR brings together the teaching and research activities of colleagues in the University of Birmingham in the area of vision impairment and education.

Professional Development

This Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Visual Impairment  is a two-year programme open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, seeking the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) for specialist teachers of children with vision impairment. It is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with visual impairment who are not seeking the MQ.Autism Research.

Resources

Useful guidelines and resources.

VICTAR BLOG

A new academic year commences for our MQ programme – 1-3 September 2017
The start of September is always a busy time here in VICTAR as it marks the start of the academic year for our MQ programme (Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments). Over 100 students and a range of speakers and presenters joined us at the university across three days … Continue reading A new academic year commences for our MQ programme – 1-3 September 2017

Reflections on my practice
This month’s blog comes from Josie Hervey who is studying at Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Visual Impairments. As part of the course, Josie conducted a short piece of research in which she asked young adults with visual impairment to reflect back on their … Continue reading Reflections on my practice

Reading braille

About us

Find out more about VICTAR

Our Research

Members of VICTAR are actively involved in a number of funded research projects. Some of the projects are listed below (a number of which have reports which may be downloaded). 

View all VICTAR Research 

Rachel