Vision Impairment

General Vision Impairment information

A blind pupil reads braille in the classroom

Resource developed by Sally Paterson, Learning Hub Manager

This resource is for teachers and support staff who may have a child with vision impairment starting at their school, or who may be inexperienced with teaching pupils with VI.

You'll find guidelines on school buildings, playground environments, the classroom, daily living skills and inclusion, braille and technology, and adaptations and tactile diagrams.

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 Vision 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