Guest post by Ana Semrov, PhD student and study researcher, Vision and Eyes research team at UCL Childhood visual impairment can have a significant impact on a person across their whole life, affecting their social and educational outcomes, career prospects and quality of life. However, how individual children and their families adapt to living with a … Continue reading What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people?
Guest post by Ana Semrov, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health We are looking for volunteers to take part in our study called: What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people. What is the study about? We aim to find out what helps children and young people with visual impairment and … Continue reading What shapes quality of life of visually impaired children and young people?
Guide Dogs this week launch a new service, Tech for All, to help children with a vision impairment access their own devices at home – to support learning, or simply to have fun and explore the interests and activities they enjoy. Tech for All will provide iPads to visually impaired children aged 3-18 across the … Continue reading Free iPads or iPhones for children with a vision impairment aged 3-18
Guest post from Saima Begum, University College London I am a student at University College London, studying at the Institute of Education and I am emailing to ask for your help with my Masters research project into Vision Impairment. This project aims to examine technology use in young people with vision impairment, and whether this … Continue reading Technology use in young people with impaired vision: a new study
A guest post from Rosaleen Dempsey, RNIB Hi there I am from the children’s services in RNIB. Wonder if you would mind sharing a survey for families about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the education and development of children with VI. Survey has been designed by partners in the sight loss sector and … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children
Researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a new way of predicting the future vision of children with infantile nystagmus. The research, published in the journal Ophthalmology has developed a grading system for retinal development in infants and young children with the condition, providing an important tool for ophthalmologists to determine their future vision. … Continue reading How well will my child see?
Children aged between 8 and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. The Nystagmus Network has been aware of this for a long time and always highlights the social and emotional aspects … Continue reading Visual impairment and mental health
The Nystagmus Network is considering organising a theatre experience for children and young people with nystagmus and their families, in partnership with Mousetrap Theatre Projects. The day would include a drama workshop, touch tour of the theatre (where children get to see costumes and props up close) and tickets for a London show. It would … Continue reading Mousetrap Theatre Experience, London