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Moving on: Pathways to Adulthood for young people with vision impairment

School of Education, University of Birmingham
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Monday 15th June 2020 (10:00-16:00)
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A one-day conference capturing the real life experiences of young people with vision impairment as they make the journey from school to further/higher education and into the world of living and working independently.

Delegates will:

  • Hear the findings from the Longitudinal Transitions Study: a 10-year longitudinal study which has been tracking the lived experiences of young people with vision impairment as they have left school and move into further education, higher education, apprenticeships and the labour market.
  • Hear directly from young people with vision impairment about their experiences of post-16 transition. This includes a drama production by UCAN Productions: a performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their friends.
  • Hear from policy experts on initiatives to improve the outcomes of young people with SEND as they transition from school into employment.
  • Attend workshops on a range of topics, including careers education and guidance, employment, higher education, technology, mobility and independence.
  • Learn about resources which have been developed to support professionals working with young people with vision impairment.

 Who is this event aimed at? 

This event is aimed at any professional who plays a role in the experiences of young people with vision impairment as they transition from education to employment, as well as young people with vision impairment and their families. This includes QTVIs, re/habilitation officers, SENCos, Educational Psychologists, FE and HE staff, careers advisors, disability practitioners, DSA/Access to Work needs assessors, Job Centre staff and voluntary sector organisations.

Registration and further information:

This FREE event is being run by Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research, University of Birmingham, with support from the Thomas Pocklington Trust. Refreshments, including a light lunch, will be provided throughout the day. These have been kindly funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and University of Birmingham.

Places are limited and registration will close as soon as we reach capacity, at which point we will open a reserve list. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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If you are no longer able to attend the event, please inform Bev Burke at so we can allocate your place to someone else.

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