Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research (VICTAR)

VICTAR is a research and teaching centre in the University of Birmingham which focuses on the social and educational inclusion of people with vision impairment.

About us

Find out more about VICTAR 

  • Our activities
  • Who we are
  • Contact details

Degrees and courses

Professional development

VICTAR is the largest teacher training provider in the area of vision impairment in the UK.  The Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Visual Impairment  is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent. It is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with vision impairment who are not seeking the MQ.

Masters and Research degrees

We welcome professionals who wish to extend their qualifications by undertaking research training and developing a research dissertation. Find out more.

Resources

Some of our research includes Useful guidelines and resources.

blog

Written with my own hand: me and braille
This 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 Impairment
This 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

Visually impaired child in Malawi

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). 

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