A database of resources for Visually Impaired
Pupils is available on the BGfL. Supplied by the Unified Service for VI, this is
a database of already adapted materials available for loan within Birmingham
schools. Updated on a weekly basis, the VI Resource Database can be downloaded
For advice, guidance and assistance with
ICT and Visual Impairment, Inclusive
Technology provides a useful set of links to a variety of support
The discussion area of the Advisory Centre for Education
(ACE) contains a wide range of SEN topics in particular issues surrounding
Impairment Section (B. 7.5) of the Code of Practice, which includes case
studies and commentary relating to nature and range of impairment, can be found
within the DfEE site.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) has published its Executive
Summary, 'Shaping the
Future' on the Internet which makes for interesting reading in such fields
as: Education; Prejudice and bullying; Socialising and leisure; Getting out and
about and Health and wellbeing.
The BECTa site provides guidance as
well as technology updates relating to issues around visual impairment in the
classroom. A series of reports into speech recognition projects from around the
country can be downloaded from their projects page.