My child with a vision impairment would benefit from technology at school but it is not in place. What should I do?

Technology is often a key element in ensuring a child with a visual impairment has access to the curriculum.

It is important that you get a regular IT assessment carried out to ensure everything that will help them be an independent learner is in place. The sensory (VI) support service will carry out this assessment, which will look at any needs and provide recommendations around equipment and training. If your child has a formalised plan (such as an EHCP in England) check IT requirements are specified within the plan. They will also need reviewing or updating as your child progresses through school and you should expect this to happen at the annual review meeting you will have.

Further information about technology and sensory equipment for children can be found on RNIB's technology in education and Guide Dogs technology web pages.

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