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VI Family Network

The VI Family Network provides links to Australian low vision resources, newsletters from partner organisations and events that families might like to find out about. The VI Family Network is also home to the Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register.

The Australian Childhood

Vision Impairment Register

The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register is sponsored by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, in partnership with low vision service providers, education providers, and eye health professionals across Australia. The aim of the Register is to collect data to build an accurate picture of Australian children with vision impairment. The data is used by groups who provide services to children with vision impairment and also by researchers working in the field of childhood eye and vision disorders.

News

Cross-border transfer of accessible format copies of books now allowed – The Marrakesh Treaty

The Marrakesh Treaty which came into effect recently will help an estimated 285 million people worldwide have greater access to books published in accessible formats such as large print, braille or audio.  The Treaty allows countries like Australia to facilitate the...

Great activities in latest RNIB magazine to help children with vision impairment to understand facial expressions and body language, create positive social interactions and develop friendships.

This edition has so many activities you can do at home with your children, plus much more information on research findings, what's new in the vision impairment resources and more. If you like it, why not subscribe and keep up-to-date with all things new with RNIB....

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