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NatSIP, working together with the RNIB, is pleased to offer another presentation of our two-day training course Understanding the needs of chilldren and young people with vision impairment Booking for this course will open early in 2018.

Dates: Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2018
Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Royal National Institute of Blind People
105 Judd Street

Booking: Will open early in 2018


This two‐day training course is for teaching assistants and other education professionals working with learners with vision impairment.

The cost of the two day course (including lunch and refreshments) is £100/delegate reduced to £50/delegate for NatSIP‐affiliated organisations.

Available documents:



  • Rory Cobb, formerly CYP Lead at the RNIB, now chair of VIEW.
  • Jackie Osborne (QTVI) recently retired VI team manager in Hertfordshgire for over 20 years.

Course content:

  • Understanding the population of learners with vision impairment
  • Roles and responsibilities in supporting CYP with vision impairment
  • The structure of the eye and how we see
  • How vision is assessed
  • Experiencing the effects of vision impairment
  • How vision impairment impacts on development and learning
  • Strategies for providing access to the curriculum
  • Access to tests and exams
  • ICT and communication tools used by children and young people with vision impairment
  • Strategies for promoting social interaction
  • Developing mobility and independence skills

Please circulate this information in your networks.  We look forward opening this event for bookings in early 2018.