What makes inclusive education work: perspectives and advice from students in Australia with a vision impairment, their parents and teachers

Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 and Cain, Melissa (2021) What makes inclusive education work: perspectives and advice from students in Australia with a vision impairment, their parents and teachers. In: VIEW (UK) Online Professional Development Event 2021, 15-24 Mar 2021, United Kingdom.


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) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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: 31 Mar 2021 06:45
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: blindness; vision impairment; inclusion
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41677

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