1st Edition

Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment
A Guide to Making the School Curriculum Accessible

Edited By

Ruth Salisbury

ISBN 9781843123958
Published September 12, 2007 by David Fulton Publishers
176 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

Bursting with practical advice, suggestions and handy tips, providing readers with a positive starting point for sharing ideas and good practice, this is a key practical guide to making learning accessible for primary and secondary school pupils with visual impairment.

This user-friendly book shows how, with appropriate support, pupils with visual impairment in mainstream schools can have as rewarding an experience of education as their sighted peers.

The majority of contributors are qualified teachers for visual impairment, with many years' experience working with pupils in a variety of settings.

Covering the curriculum and each subject area in detail, Teaching Pupils with Visual Impairment includes guidance on:

  • activities within and outside the classroom
  • making the school's physical environment accessible
  • inclusion within the school's social environment.

Teachers and support staff will have immediate access to a wealth of ideas, supported by invaluable resources on the accompanying CD/website, including a complete electronic version of the book in large print, allowing older pupils to take a more active role in the learning process.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Foreword.  Contributors  Part A: General Issues  1. Introduction  2. The Learning Environment  3. Managing Support  4. Materials and Equipment  5. Assessment  Part B: Subject-Specific Issues  6. Art and Design  7. Design and Technology  8. Geography  9. History  10. Information and Communication Technology  11. Literacy  12. Mathematics  13. Modern Foreign Languages  14. Music  15. Physical Education  16. Science  17. Additional Subjects  Part C: Resources and Glossary  18. Equipment and Resources. Glossary

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Edited by Ruth Salisbury

Pia is an accessible media company specialising in accessible materials in braille, large print, Moon and audio. Pia has modified and produced the braille versions of national curriculum tests and provided a helpline service to schools and local authorities in England and Wales since 1997. Pia is a member of the Braille Authority of the UK (BAUK), the UK Association of Braille Producers (UKABP) and the Confederation of Transcribed Information Services (COTIS).


'This is an excellent, practical resource for use in the classroom... an essential guide for new and experienced support assistants and teachers working with a child who has sight problems' - Insight Magazine

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