Advances in technology enable a whole new approach to the inclusion of children with vision impairment in mainstream schools.
We believe that children should be taught the skills to be self-reliant in their learning so that adult support is seen as the exception rather than the rule. We believe that recent developments in educational thinking and massive advances in digital technology now make this achievable in ways that weren't previously possible.
Technology revolution and digital resources
The increasing accessibility of tablets and smart phones means that blind and partially sighted learners are now able to use them directly rather than having to learn to use specialist software or different equipment.
Developments in the availability of digital learning resources has also led to the creation of RNIB Bookshare, an online database of downloadable resources in accessible formats for print disabled learners.
How technology can be used to promote independent learning
The following four films show children and young people with vision impairment discussing how they use technology to learn more effectively and independently.