Children and young people with vision impairment require a high level of specialist provision to learn on equal terms with sighted children.

Having the right support in place can remove the barriers to learning and enable them to develop the specialist skills they need to succeed in education and beyond. 

Yet, many underfunded local authorities have been freezing or cutting funding for vision impairment services, for years. And specialist education service provision varies significantly across local authorities – creating a “postcode lottery” that must be addressed.