The National Habilitation Conference will be held on Thursday 5th March 2020 at Sense Touchbase Pears Centre, Selly Oak Birmingham. Bookings are now open for the conference through Eventbrite. In addition to the comprehensive list of speakers throughout the day, there will be a number of companies, charities and organisations attending who will have...Continue reading
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group have unveiled a pioneering project to help children who are blind and partially sighted learn braille through play. See more details on the RNIB site....
Could you create a picture book for a child who cannot see pictures? Enjoying books is, for most young children, an essential part of childhood. Tactile image books like those in ClearVision’s collection are the solution for blind or partially sighted children. Click on the link below for more information on the Typhlo and...Continue reading
New approaches to Enhancing Human Perception – workshops held in Newcastle June 2019 This was an exciting workshop which brought together scientists, VI professionals and people with a VI to exchange ideas and experiences in sensory substitution and augmentation. The workshop was generously funded as part of a research grant from the Economic and...Continue reading
The new Accessible Travel Policy Guidance for train and station operators sets out the commitments they must include in their policies for helping disabled people to travel by rail: https://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/41517/accessible-travel-policy-guidance-for-train-and-station-operators.pdf...
As some of you may be aware, Dr Karl Wall has retired this year. His contribution to Habilitation and the teaching of children and young people with a visual impairment in general has been immense. It has been suggested it would be nice to recognise all of the effort he has put in by...Continue reading
The BBC have produced news pages dedicated to the issues faced by people who have a visual impairment. They include a variety of news reporting videos. On 24th April the BBC reported on Lego bricks for children with sight loss. On 11th April the BBC reported on Mikey Poulli who lost his vision two...Continue reading
Did you know HabVIUK has a closed members Facebook page? Find us on Habilitation VIUK on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/habilitationviuk/ We also have a strong range of Pinterest Boards https://in.pinterest.com/habilitationv/ We would welcome your contributions on both these. News will appear regularly on our facebook page and on our twitter feed. Some items, that you may...Continue reading