What’s working in schools today: perspectives and advice from students with a vision impairment, their parents and teachers

Cain, Melissa and Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 (2020) What’s working in schools today: perspectives and advice from students with a vision impairment, their parents and teachers. In: Creating a Clear Vision for the Future, 12-15 Jan 2020, Adelaide, Australia.


Abstract

Thousands of students with a vision impairment or blindness attend mainstream schools in Australia. Their experiences depend on a number of pertinent factors, including teachers’ understanding of the legal requirements to abide by the inclusive education agenda, the schools’ understanding of the nature of vision impairments and the challenges they present, and their willingness to take on advice regarding adjustments to the curriculum, assessment, technology and learning environment.

This presentation puts forward the voices of students with vision impairment or blindness, their parents and teachers to provide a contemporary picture of the types of alternative formats available and used in schools today, including braille and assistive technologies. These voices share how alternative formats to print are being accepted and used in the mainstream classroom and the barriers students face when access is denied or not valued.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 04:57
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 05:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: vision impairment, education,
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39460

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