Welcome to the
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.
Pretty amazing research which enabled this blind teenager to get the maths results required to study at university level. Although this is a U.S. study, it could possibly help other blind students worldwide. Click on the link below to find out more:...
The Great American Eclipse August 21, 2017 – Eclipse Soundscapes project making this a multisensory experience for visually impaired people
For the full story on this exciting project, visit http://eclipsesoundscapes.org/ On August 21, 2017, millions of people will view a total solar eclipse as it passes through the United States. However, for the visually impaired, or others who are unable to see the...
A great resource for parents with a child with a vision impairment. Click on the link below to read the full fact sheet: My Child and Vision Impairment As a parent, you are your child’s best source of nurturing and learning. While your child may not respond in the...
Such an extremely useful article for anyone writing for a website which will be accessed by people with visual impairment. A must read. Click on the link below to read the entire article:...
A good news story to share: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/theatre-production-disabled-young-people/8807678 When a degenerative disease robbed Holly Craig of her eyesight, she gave up on her dreams of a career on stage. She quit her Theatre Studies degree in...
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