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The RNIB logo text reads see differently RNIB Course – Getting Started with the CFVI: Sharing Good Practice and Experiences (Part 3) 29 May 2024 Thursday 6th June 2024 - 4–5.30pm You are invited to join us for the next in the series of CFVI focused CPD sessions, Feedback from participants who attended the last two CFVI CPD sessions in November 2023 and February 2024 identified a strong desire for collaborative working and highlighted that the sharing of experiences is… Continue reading...
he image shows the cover of a children's book titled "Sit Tim!" from the Collins Big Cat series. The cover features a colorful illustration set in a park. On the left, there is a man with dark hair, wearing a blue shirt, green suspenders, and blue pants. He is holding a white cane, indicating that he is vision impaired. Next to him is a small brown and white dog with a happy expression. On the right, a young girl with ponytailed brown hair, wearing an orange jumpsuit and light blue shirt, is smiling and looking at the dog. In the background, there are scenes of a park with trees, a pond, and people walking and cycling. The authors' names, Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler, along with the illustrator's name, Roman Diaz, are mentioned at the bottom of the cover. Improving the Representation of People with Vision Impairments 26 Apr 2024 HabVIUK and VIEW are really pleased to have worked with Collins publishers to ensure the accuracy of this vision impaired character in one of their new series of phonics books. They're a great long cane user and even has the correct grip! Pick up your copy here Continue reading...
A woman home schooling her child Home School Transport Changes 8 Feb 2024 It came up in the HabVIUK Knowledge Exchange on Tuesday, that a number of local authorities are planning to remove or restrict access to home school transport for pupils of non-statutory school age. This would apply to children 0-4 in EYFS and post 16 pupils -16-18 going into sixth form. If the pupils you support… Continue reading...
The RNIB logo text reads see differently Getting Started with the CFVI: Sharing Good Practice and Experiences (part 2) 19 Jan 2024 On Wednesday 7th February 4pm - 5.30pm you are invited to join us for the next in the series of CFVI focused CPD events: Getting Started with the CFVI: Sharing Good Practice and Experiences (part 2) Feedback from participants in our last CFVI CPD in November was very positive, and identified a strong desire for… Continue reading...
A light blue graphic featuring the Habilitation VI UK eye logo on the right side. Text reads march 06 Hab VI UK conference 2024 Hab VI UK Conference 2024 – Tickets on sale now! 20 Dec 2023 We are thrilled to announce that tickets for the Hab VI UK Conference 2024 are on sale now! This event will be taking place in-person on Wednesday 6th March at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill - Dudley. Please note that this is a change to the originally published venue due to unforeseen issues at the… Continue reading...
the Guide dogs logo and text that reads My time to play. Guide Dogs My Time to Play Webinar 29 Nov 2023 Do you work with children with a vision impairment aged 0-4, including those with complex needs? Join our webinar on Thursday 14 December 4-5pm, to hear how Guide Dogs’ Children and Young Peoples team are supporting children with a vision impairment and their families with early years development through Guide Dogs My Time to Play… Continue reading...
Habilitation Quality Standards 2nd Edition 7 Oct 2023 Download here or view PDF in the browser below. Habilitation-Quality-Standards-2nd-editionDownload Continue reading...
A graphic with a white and teal background. Text reads Habilitation VI UK conference 2023, tickets on sale now! 2023 Conference Tickets on Sale Now! 23 Jan 2023 Tickets for this year's HabVIUK conference are on sale now! For more information on the event, please download our conference programme below. This year in addition to the main conference there will be 2 optional workshops. Tickets for these are limited so we recommend booking early! Book tickets Programme Continue reading...
A graphic with a white and teal background. Text reads Habilitation VI UK conference 2023, save the date, wednesday 1st march. HabVIUK Annual Conference 2023 News 4 Jan 2023 Happy new year to you all! This year’s conference is kindly being supported by UCL London and will be held there on Wednesday 1st March.  The theme of the conference is Transition and speakers will include Blind in Business, Thomas Pocklington Trust, the AGM and a session on living with albinism as a young adult.… Continue reading...
A graphic with text thats reads Dr Olga Miller Memorial Lecture, celebrating her life and legacy Dr Olga Miller Memorial Lecture 11 Nov 2022 We were honoured to attend a memorial lecture celebrating the life and legacy of Dr Olga Miller, who sadly passed away earlier this year. The event celebrated Dr Miller's exceptional contributions to the field of developmental psychology, vision impairment, multi-sensory impairment, and complex and severe special educational needs/disability. The lecture took place on Friday 28th… Continue reading...
Habilitation VI UK Statement on Apprenticeship proposals graphic Statement on Apprenticeship Proposals 5 Jul 2022 HabVIUK Guidance on completing Consultation Questions *Update - New extension to response deadline is now 12th September. Please continue to submit your responses. These are for guidance only, members should make their own decision on appropriate responses, however, Habilitation VIUK, together with the habilitation course providers at IOE and BCU, are recommending opposition to these… Continue reading...