Pathways through transition - life after compulsory education for young people with vision impairment

people in a lecture theatre watching a presentation

On 1st July 2015 Dr Graeme Douglas and Rachel Hewett from the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research along with Rory Cobb and Sue Keil from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) jointly ran a conference to share the findings of ongoing research on the post-16 transition experience of young people with vision impairment.

The “Pathways through transition: life after compulsory education for young people with vision impairment” conference was attended by 112 delegates, from a range of professions including qualified teachers of the visually impaired, disability support officers and members of the voluntary sector. Invited speakers represented a number of organisations, including: Council for Disabled Children; Brent Sensory Support Service; Guide Dogs; Estyn (HM Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales); Visualise Training and Consultancy; Thomas Pocklington Trust and Imogen Blood & Associates.

Siraj talks about his experience of making the transition from school into Further Education college.

Siraj talks about his experience of making the transition from school into FE college

Jasmine talks about her experience of making the transition into Higher Education

Tom talks about his experience of moving into his first graduate job

Jennie talks about moving into about her experiences of living independently as a student with a visual impairment

Jennie talks about her pathway through transition
 

A full overview of the day, including the speakers’ presentations may be found on the RNIB conference page