Thomas Pocklington Trust are helping to raise awareness of the issues and challenges facing people living with sight loss through the development of a new short film:     What do we see? How the world looks to blind and partially sighted people. This film aims to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people.  Thomas Pocklington … Continued

Thomas Pocklington Trust Launch New Video “What do we See?”

Thomas Pocklington Trust have worked with other charities in the sector to create a back to school survey on the experiences of vision impaired children since returning to school. This is a follow up to the submission to the Education Select Committees’ inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Education and Children services which ran … Continued

Back to school survey

In the latest episode of The Blind Spot podcast, host Alex Henderson welcomes Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Technology Information Champion Darren Paskell and Sight Loss Council’s Communications Officer Kevin Satizabal to discuss and debate video calling platforms Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Both of these platforms have become the new normal in terms of how we communicate … Continued

Podcast: Teams and Zoom goes head-to-head

        A joint project between RNIB, the professional association of the Vision Impairment Education Workforce (VIEW), Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), aims to establish a UK wide specialist VI curriculum framework for children and young people with vision impairment (VI). … Continued

Launch of UK VI Curriculum Project

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust on 14 October at 6.30pm when our panel of experts will be answering your questions about technology within education for vision impaired children. Book your place now Would you like to know more about technology or specialist equipment available to support your child? Understanding what such equipment is and is capable … Continued

Education technology support webinar, 14 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Three national sight loss charities are urging everyone who works within Higher Education (HE) to access their guidance on supporting students with vision impairment during COVID-19. Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), Guide Dogs and LOOK UK have worked with Disability Advisers, Qualified Teachers for Visual Impairment (QTVI), lecturers and other professionals to produce this Covid-19 specific … Continued

New guidance launched for HE providers to support students with vision impairment

        What is this research project? Guide Dogs, RNIB and Thomas Pocklington Trust are funding research to improve understanding of the needs of blind and partially sighted people. The aim is to listen to different sections of this broad audience in more detail and better define and understand their specific attitudes and … Continued

Segmentation research: request for support from Visionary members

As the new school term approaches, a lot of parents and carers will want to know more about their child’s rights and entitlements within school, such as: What is my child, or young persons, legal rights with regards to education? What are the responsibilities of the Local Authority to ensure my child or young person … Continued

What are my childs rights? Webinar, 2 September, 10.30am-11.30am

Are you a young person, living in the North West or West Midlands, who wants to enable blind and partially sighted people to live the life they want to lead? Join Thomas Pocklington Trust’s (TPT) new Young Voices Team to make positive change happen in your community to help forge local change in: Education opportunities … Continued

Calling Young Voices to forge local change

Careers advice for young people with vision impairment (VI) is a postcode lottery, research from Thomas Pocklington Trust and Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research has revealed. The research looked at young people’s experiences of Careers Education Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) support in mainstream education in England since the national Connexions Service ended … Continued

Research shows careers education information is failing many young people with vision impairment

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