Phase One: 2009-2012

Longitudinal Study from age 14 of blind and partially sighted young people in the UK

Phase One of the Longitudinal Study was funded by Royal National Institute of Blind People who originally commissioned the study. The aims of phase 1 were as follows: 

  1. To track the process of transition for blind and partially sighted young people at key transitions stages from age 14 into employment.
  2. To identify the professionals involved, their role and the quality and nature of their support.
  3. To identify the factors that improve or reduce a blind or partially sighted young person's chances of gaining employment.

Phase One reports:

A survey of visiting teacher services for blind and partially sighted students

A survey of the transition experience of visually impaired young people 

A survey of the social activity and social networking of blind and partially sighted young people