Visual impairment affects 20% of students with an EHC Plan. It is a strong belief of this writer that a lot the needs for students with visual impairment can be embedded into their daily lives. Small adaptions to their working environment can provide a massive difference to the quality of their life.
However visual impairment is an umbrella term that can be used to describe a range of different visual difficulties. It is essential that you know what someone can/can’t see before making adaptions to their environment. Below is a running order to help your child and some additional resources:
National Blind Children’s Society
Support and services for parents and carers of blind children
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Support and advice for those affected by visual impairment