Early Years Tactile GraphicsThursday, 26 October, 09:30 » 15:30
The Royal Blind Learning Hub is hosting a day for teaching and support staff to learn the skills of producing tactile illustrations for their early years pupils.
Vision Impairment Awareness Training (Penrith)Thursday, 2 November, 09:30 » 15:30
The event will be held at the the Rheged Centre, Penrith.
The day will cover:
Presentations on the impact of vision impairment on children and young people, including the educational challenges that particular conditions bring as well as consideration of social and emotional issues.
Practical activities including working with magnifiers, large print and Braille, iPads, mobility issues and adapting materials.
Eye Gaze TrainingWednesday, 8 November, 09:30 » 15:30
This event held at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh will explore the use of Eye Gaze as a visual assessment tool and its role in early communication strategies. It will be delivered using a combination of presentations and practical workshops.
Introduction to Pre-Braille Skills and a Consideration of Approaches to Teaching Braille and Braille TechnologyTuesday, 14 November, 09:30 » Wednesday, 15 November, 15:30
Location: Royal Blind School, Edinburgh
This two day course will involve practical pre braille skills activities and awareness raising of challenges experienced by the tactile learner. It will consider teaching braille from early years to older children with acquired sight loss. The days will also cover traditional approaches to teaching braille and also the braille literacy encouraged by the meaning centred approach.