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Competition – It’s Your Story!

Write your story and get your book published by Access2books An invitation to become a budding writer! We are excited to launch this competition to write an accessible children’s picture story book. We are asking parents or guardians to team up with their child (who is the reason for their interest in Through Scarlett’s Eyes) to help them write a story. The book can be up to 400 words, should be funny and should include your child in the story! Entrants will also need to supply a front cover design which illustrates the main characters and story line. There are three age categories for children (with the help … Read more

The power of voice: How to teach your child to self advocate by Holly Scott-Gardner

Education can be a very confusing setting for parents of children who are just diagnosed. You probably have lots of questions, like can a blind person really fully participate in school? Will they ever be able to achieve the same things as their peers? But most of all you probably wonder how you and the people around you can support your child. Here I hope to offer you some practical tips for managing various subjects at school and how self-advocacy, most of all will benefit your child in the future. At 16 I returned to a mainstream school environment by … Read more

Back to school!

My son, Leo is 7 and has just spent a number of months out of school. Leo had faced a number of issues in mainstream school and at no fault to the school, his social and emotional needs were not being met, he wasn’t happy and really struggled being the only visually impaired child in the school. Because of this I set about looking for a specialist school or school with a visual impairment resource based attached. After visiting a number of schools across the country I found a mainstream school with a VI resource base that I felt was … Read more