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by Learning Hub - Monday, 30 January 2017, 3:40 PM
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This week's sign is "Goodbye."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.

[ Modified: Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:21 AM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 23 January 2017, 10:22 AM
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This week's sign is "Hello."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.

[ Modified: Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:21 AM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:45 PM
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On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

Each week we’ll post a video clip demonstrating a sign from the Canaan Barrie on-body sign system.

This week’s sign is “More.”

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.


[ Modified: Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:53 PM ]
 
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The Royal Blind Learning Hub is pleased to announce the first two seminars in our 2017 programme. These free seminars are for teachers and other educational professions working with visually impaired children and young people, including those with complex needs.

Communication in Practice with Learners at an Early Stage of Development (8th Feb)

This course is suitable for teachers and other professionals involved in teaching children with complex needs and visual impairment.

It will explore early stage, pre-intentional communication and child centred strategies such as movement communication. It will also demonstrate how these skills can be transferred to wider educational experiences.

Wednesday 8th February at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.

Find out more and book your place on this free seminar.

Physical Education and Activities for Young People with Visual Impairment and Complex Needs (28th Feb)

This course is suitable for teachers, support staff and therapists working with children and young people with visual impairment and complex needs. The day will include practical support, ideas and activities to use with individuals and groups of pupils.

Tuesday 28th February at the Royal Blind School.

Book now as places are limited for this free event


Details of all our current seminars can be found on our seminars page.

[ Modified: Thursday, 12 January 2017, 5:00 PM ]
 
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We’re pleased to let you know we’ve added two new videos to our collection of ‘How To’ videos. Watch the videos and learn from experts about teaching visually impaired young people.

Creating Tactile Graphics

Watching this video you will learn that with tactile graphics it’s nothing at all to do with the way that they look, it’s all about the way they feel.

Watch Creating Tactile Graphics

Using Jotters in Mainstream Schools

It's important to facilitate inclusion within the mainstream classroom and this video will show you how you can make accessible jotters for your visually impaired early years pupils.

Watch Using Jotters in Mainstream Schools

[ Modified: Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 11:08 AM ]
 
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A woman wearing sleep shades attempts to use a syringe over a beaker of waterEarlier this month the Royal Blind Learning Hub ran a Maths and Science Curriculum day, which was our last training seminar of our successful 2016 programme. Over the last few months we’ve been delighted to welcome education professionals who teach and support visually impaired young people to days covering Early Years Tactile Graphics, Drama and a Transitions event with Dr Karen Wolffe.

We also ran a new series of our popular Visual Impairment Awareness Training days in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

All of these events were free to any educators including teachers, support staff, classroom assistants and informal educators, who wanted to find out more about teaching visually impaired pupils.

The participants will have left the events with a deeper understanding of what it means to have a visual impairment and how to support their visually impaired young people.

Feedback included:

“Excellent advice and tips on brailling and diagrams.”

“I have learnt so much from the whole day. It was an excellent workshop.”

“Liked the group size and just the right amount of theory and practical.”

“Really made me stop, think and simplify. Go back to basics.”

We will be running a programme of seminars and training days in 2017 and details will be announced in the New Year. Keep an eye on our seminars page for details.

[ Modified: Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 10:06 AM ]
 
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How do you teach blind or partially sighted young people about musical notation?

In our new Screencast presented by Louisa Maddison, from the Royal Blind School, you’ll be introduced to Tactile Graphic Music Scoring, which is an excellent activity for students of all ages and abilities.

Watch Music: An Introduction to Tactile Graphic Scoring

[ Modified: Thursday, 3 November 2016, 10:22 AM ]
 
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The Royal Blind Learning Hub is delighted to bring you a series of videos on Using Technology and Braille that were filmed by the Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Service, Edinburgh. The videos have been added to the Activity Hub section of the website.

In the first video, Angus, a pupil with visual impairment, gives us a run through of all the technology he uses at school.


Watch all the videos in the Using Technology and Braille series.

[ Modified: Thursday, 6 October 2016, 12:28 PM ]
 
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by Gareth Peevers - Monday, 12 September 2016, 11:58 AM
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We are delighted to welcome Dr Karen Wolffe in partnership with RNIB.

Karen Wolffe smilingKaren will be speaking on the skills required for young people with visual impairment to make the successful transition from education to work / life beyond school and how this can be delivered especially within a mainstream setting. She will also consider how this preparation applies to those pupils who have more complex needs.

Dr Wolffe worked with the American Foundation for the Blind as Director of Professional Development and Career Connect from 2000 to 2010.

She is the author of numerous publications including Career Counselling for People with Disabilities: A Practical Guide to Finding Employment. Karen has contributed to the publication, ‘ECC Essentials - Teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum to Students with Visual Impairments’.

The event is running on the morning of Wednesday 26th October at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh.

To book your free place visit the Learning Hub’s seminars page, telephone 0131 446 3128 or email learninghub@royalblind.org

Places are limited so please confirm your booking by Friday 21st October 2016.


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[ Modified: Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:05 PM ]
 
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Teachers of visually impaired pupils are invited to take part in a free day of seminars and workshops.

Visual impairment charity, Royal Blind, is delighted to announce a new series of their popular Visual Impairment Awareness Training days in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, through their Learning Hub service.

The events are free to any educators including teachers, support staff, classroom assistants and informal educators, who want to find out more about teaching visually impaired pupils.

The dates for the Learning Hub seminars are as follows:

  • 4 October at the Garfield Hotel, Stepps, near Glasgow, 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • 11 October at the Braid Hillls Hotel, Edinburgh, 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • 27 October at the Palace Hotel, Inverness, 9:30am - 3:30pm

The events include a buffet lunch.

To book your free place visit the Learning Hub’s seminars page, telephone 0131 446 3128 or email learninghub@royalblind.org

[ Modified: Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:04 PM ]
 
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