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