As we enter our 4th and final week of 'Young Person's Voice Month' we have a great post from Liam Goalball Mackin. In this post he shares his Top 10 Tips for living with a person who is partially sighted.
This is a great post full of wonderful ideas to making life easier for a person who has little vision. Taking a slightly different tone to the posts we have had this month, this would be a great post to book mark.
Although Scarlett has no useful vision I found this post very helpful for when I am around children who are partially sighted, which I am quite often! Some of it after reading it just seems like pure common sense, but for whatever reason until you are told you just don't think!
Thank you Liam Goalball Mackin for sharing!
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hey need a little help, dad took young Abby for latest eye test they toldhimher eyes were worse 6/24 in one and 6/30 in the other apparently this is with glasses on (still all new to me even after 3 years) an optition friend has said they don't test near sight. Having done some research it looks like she is heading for partial sightedness I am thinking ofher heading into year one at school print in books getting smaller etc do es any one know how I get the near vision checked and what the heck do ido about school? thanks in advance
Ruth HollingAsk school/ or the staff at the hospital / or contact yourself- the sensory support dept. In your local authority/council. They should be able to put you in touch with a qtvi (qualified teacher for children with visual impairment) who can do a functional assessment of your child's vision and recommend to school what print size etc your child will need. They will also be able to advise on the educational implications of his/her reduced distance vision too. There is a lot that can be done to make access to print easier and a qtvi will be able to coordinate this for you.23 hours ago
LOOK’s new Skype mentoring group is appealing to young vision impaired people, aged between11-29, to get involved.
It is part of our larger mentoring project and groups will be split into age categories and interests, giving the opportunity for young people to connect with others a similar age to them.
Our Skype groups will give young people the opportunity to help and support each other, discussing issues relating to sight loss and tips and tricks to live a full and interesting life.
Chat about anything from music, sport, to arts, entertainment, fashion, school life and relationships, whatever your interests are, then our Skype groups could be just what you’re looking for.
The sessions will take place at evenings or weekends and will be led by one of our fully trained mentors.
If you would like to know more then please contact us: 01432 376314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
On Friday will be our final measurement day for all the lovely sunflowers that have been springing up all across the country!
So if you could all post your final pictures on the page on Friday that would be wonderful!
Past two days of glorious sunshine would have done them some good on the final stretch :)
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Positivity and confidence! Two qualities in our children that we would all love to see shine through!
This great post from Holly Scott-Gardner in the Through Scarlett's Eyes Young Person's Voice themed month gives some great practical advice and some wonderful anecdotes to help parents to harvest positivity and confidence in our own children.
"Children are always observing the actions of their parents. If you respond to your blind child with positivity and confidence in their abilities, they will internalise that. The world around them will undoubtedly have lowered expectations of them, but you can dismantle those and prove that they are capable."
Thank you Holly Scott-Gardner for taking the time to contribute and to deliver this wonderful post to my readers :)
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Continuing with our Young Person's Voice themed month :)
This post has been provided by a 26 year old who has never once let her sight condition Peter's Anomaly ever hold her back.
"When I was younger, I had some residual vision, but lost it at the age of 21. Science tells me that my retina detached resulting in total blindness, but I’ve convinced myself that my brain decided I was too skilled to need eyesight to get on in life. All jokes aside, while this had a huge impact on my life at the time, I often reflect on how it’s taught me to appreciate the small things and empathise with those who are going through life-changing experiences."
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Have you visited an aquarium this summer? We've found a particular appreciation for the jellyfish tanks. The visual simplicity, slow movement, lighting, and bright colors all lend themselves to creating the ideal environment for kids with CVI. Which animals strike your fancy at the aquarium?
Khafsa GhulamI commented on the post in the group, but just in case anyone else finds it useful: BBC iPlayer Kids by Media Applications Technologies Limited
BBC iPlayer Kids by Media Applications Technologies Limited
https://appsto.re/gb/gzu5ab.i1 · 1 week ago
Katie SeabourneI'm sure you can watch things offline on the sky go app but obviously you have to have Sky tv at home and download while connected to wifi.
Audiobooks are great from Rnib's overdrive. It's an online library service and free to use.1 · 1 week ago
Today's post from the Young Person's Voice themed month is an Interview with Mohammed Salim Patel aka The Blind Journalist.
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You know how a seemingly small action can make a big difference? Well this morning I was gathering some pictures from yesterday's conference and I headed over to twitter to see if I could find some more. The problem was that hardly anyone had added descriptions, so I didn't know what any of them were.
I want to give a big shout out to Alice, who always adds descriptions, even if she doesn't think I'll come across the pictures. I have a few photos for my blog now thanks to her, and was able to gather them with the same ease a sighted person could.
When I talk about digital accessibility, it doesn't necessarily mean doing something really complicated, sometimes taking a few extra seconds to describe the image you uploaded can make a big difference to someone else.
To find out how to add image descriptions on twitter, please visit the following link. https://support.twitter.com/articles/20174660