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VICTAR is the largest teacher training provider in the area of vision impairment in the UK.
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The work of the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) is helping to empower young people with visual impairments like Eddy, Hasun and Shamima.
A longitudinal study into the Post-16 transition experiences of young people with visual impairment.
This research will determine how and why early childhood education works in early childhood development centres, primary and special schools for children with disabilities in Malawi.
Through our research we have developed a number of guidelines and resources.
Hewett, R, Douglas, G, McLinden, M & James, L 2023, 'Development of a new curriculum framework for children and young people with vision impairment: a United Kingdom consultation using the Delphi approach', British Journal of Visual Impairment.
McLinden, M, Douglas, G, Hewett, R, Cobb, R, Keil, S, Lynch, P, Roe, J & Stewart Thistlethwaite, J 2022, Promoting Equitable Access to Education for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment: A route-map for a balanced curriculum. Routledge. <https://www.routledge.com/Promoting-Equitable-Access-to-Education-for-Children-and-Young-People-with/Mclinden-Douglas-Hewett-Cobb-Keil-Lynch-Roe-Thistlethwaite/p/book/9780367432997>
McLinden, M, Douglas, G, Terlektsi, E & Hewett, R 2022, Promoting positive educational outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairments through a dual approach to access. in A Holliman & K Sheehy (eds), Overcoming adversity in education. 1st edn, Routledge, London, pp. 41-53. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003180029-5
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Written with my own hand: me and brailleThis months VICTAR blog comes from Ryan Lardner-Cameron. Ryan is a sixth form student at Priestley Smith School and throughout 2018-19 he is spending a day a week with us in the centre. We asked Ryan to write his thoughts in response to this article on the relevance of braille today, which we published in The … Continue reading Written with my own hand: me and braille
Reflections of studying for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Vision ImpairmentThis months VICTAR blog comes from John Turnbull who is Specialist Education Support Officer for Guide Dogs. John reflects on the journey he has made since starting studying for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Vision Impairment with us at Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research. “I have now been studying with VICTAR … Continue reading Reflections of studying for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Vision Impairment