Training and events

As well as courses which we develop ourselves, we also deliver tailor-made courses to suit the requirements of professionals working with visually impaired pupils, young people, students and parents and carers.

What our tailor-made courses can cover

We can design and deliver training courses on topics such as:

  • main types of visual impairment and their causes
  • structure and function of the eye and visual system
  • impact of visual impairment on early development
  • the needs of learners with visual impairment
  • effective teamwork and support
  • ensuring access to the curriculum
  • development of curriculum materials
  • communication

How to apply

We would be happy to discuss delivering these courses in your area. If you wish further information, please contact Dominic Everett on 0131 652 3144 or email

Partners in learning: an accredited programme for education professionals

This course, for education professionals, lasts six days and is delivered over an academic year. It enables more in-depth consideration about supporting blind and partially sighted students within the classroom, including pupils with more complex requirements. Topics include:

  • the structure of the eye
  • functions of vision
  • inclusion
  • working as a team
  • roles and responsibilities
  • legislation
  • mobility

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Right now we can only reach one in three of the people who need our help most. Please make a donation and help us support more blind and partially sighted people.

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