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What we know about education

Education is one of the known social determinants of health. School doesn’t only provide education, but helps with social, personal and technology skills that are used in employment, and everyday life.

Without quality specialist support and services children and young people with a vision impairment (VI) will experience a disparity of opportunity and be placed at risk of poorer educational attainment, development, and wellbeing outcomes, compared to their fully sighted peers.

This report summarises the key things we know about the education, wellbeing and broader development of children and young people with a VI.