Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research (VICTAR)

VICTAR brings together the teaching and research activities of colleagues in the University of Birmingham in the area of vision impairment and education.

Professional Development

This Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Visual Impairment  is a two-year programme open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, seeking the Mandatory Qualification (MQ) for specialist teachers of children with vision impairment. It is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with visual impairment who are not seeking the MQ.Autism Research.

Resources

Useful guidelines and resources.

VICTAR BLOG

Braille or computers? I’ll have both please
“Louis Braille invented his eponymous code nearly 200 years ago. The tactile reading and writing system has transformed the lives of many blind people. More recently, computers and the internet have introduced new opportunities for accessing precious information. If Louis Braille was alive today, he would embrace it all!” On 4th January, World Braille Day … Continue reading Braille or computers? I’ll have both please

Exploring the learning experiences of visually impaired physiotherapy students
Many years ago, as a new and very novice academic I was asked to be personal tutor to a new 1st year physiotherapy student. I agreed, and in passing, heard that he was visually impaired and that because I was nice, I would be a good tutor for him! And that’s where it all started. … Continue reading Exploring the learning experiences of visually impaired physiotherapy students

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About us

Find out more about VICTAR

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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