Visual Impairment

General Visual Impairment information

Young person with VI sits alone on a bus

Presented by Sarah Hughes | 11 minutes

80% of our learning is through sight. Therefore many traditional methods of teaching are inaccessible for blind and partially sighted learners.

Erasmus logoThis paper addresses some findings and experiences from the Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis and Education Project (2014 - 2017). Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (JNCL) is also called CLN3 disease, Spielmeyer-Vogt Syndrome and Batten Disease.

This paper is a co-operative venture between Statped Heimdal in Norway, University of Oslo in Norway, The Norwegian NCL Family Organisation, The Danish NCL Family Organisation, The Vision Center Refsnæs in Denmark, The Bildungszentrum für Blinde Sehbehinderte Hamburg in Germany, The Batten Disease Family Association in UK, The WESC Foundation in England, The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh in Scotland, NCL-Gruppe Deutschland in Germany, The Valteri Centre for Learning and Consulting, Onerva in Finland and The Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired.

Young person with CVI uses a light panelVideos developed by CVI Scotland

Three films from CVI Scotland that bring together three important different perspectives of Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI).

  1. The perspective and advice of the expert.
  2. The perspective of the person living with CVI
  3. The perspective of the person caring for someone living with CVI