Blog entries about Royal Blind Learning Hub

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by Learning Hub - Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:15 AM
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This week's sign is "Clean."

Sweep palm of one hand along palm of opposite hand quickly, several times.

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.

 
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by Learning Hub - Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:30 AM
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This week's sign is "Same."

Point first finger of both hands forwards, bring side of hands together, tap once.

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: Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:31 AM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:11 AM
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This week's sign is "Crisps."

Rub thumb against tips of other four fingers.

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.


 
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Organisation and Adaptations in the Kitchen for Vision Impaired People

Blind pupil slices a potato using the bridge methodWe've added an inspiring new video to our Social & Independent Living Skills section of the website. For people who are blind or partially sighted, cooking can seem rather daunting. However, by adapting working techniques in the kitchen and using special equipment and signifiers, people with a vision impairment can still enjoy preparing food.

In the video, Lewis shows us step by step the processes of how he prepares food in the kitchen.

We hope these tips give you a few ideas on how you can support vision impaired pupils to use a kitchen with confidence.

Watch Organisation and Adaptations in the Kitchen for Vision Impaired People.

[ Modified: Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 1:55 PM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:23 AM
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This week's sign is "Toast."

Tap side of hand in palm of other hand, then draw palm across lower palm away from body.

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.


 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:53 AM
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This week's sign is "Milk."

Rub fist twice on opposite side of body near shoulder.

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: Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:56 AM ]
 
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By Lauren Lockhart, Languages Teacher, Royal Blind School.

Read part 9 of the blog.

Learning a foreign language as a learner with no or low vision

The great thing about learning a foreign language is that, for the most part, you do not need your vision. You can learn by listening and repeating (audio-lingual method). Modern Foreign Languages, however, have used ‘signifiers’ to learn vocabulary or to question the pupil e.g. is it A or B?. Traditionally, and in the mainstream setting, these ‘signifiers’ have been flashcards or images on a PowerPoint. This is no use to a learner with little or no vision and, to save ‘death by PowerPoint’, these can be in the form of tactile models, tactile images or objects which represent the item of vocabulary.

Signifiers

When teaching the topic of ‘school subjects’, use bells for music, an Eiffel tower or a beret for French and a wooden spoon for Home Economics. When teaching sports, use real sports equipment. When teaching clothes, bring in real clothes. The most important thing to remember when using objects to represent words is to use real objects which the learner will be likely to experience again. They are also much more engaging!

Songs

Songs have always been a great way to remember vocabulary and to engage learners. This is no different with a learner with little or no vision. Just make sure that the song sheet is either in large print or in Braille.

Games

This requires a little more thought and preparation. If you are going to play battleships, your pupils might not be able to see the board. In my next blog I'll be writing about ideas for games in modern foreign languages.

[ Modified: Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:59 PM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:12 PM
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This week's sign is "Water."

Rub hand down neck from chin to upper chest.

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.

 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:54 AM
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This week's sign is "Cake."

Tap back of hand with fist once.

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.

 
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by Learning Hub - Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:10 PM
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This week's sign is "Cheese."

Tap fist on opposite forearm once.

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.