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Student with low vision develops skills to travel independently on the bus

April 6, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

A bus in a carpark

Figure 1 Ashley locating the correct bus

Ashley is a 21 year old student who is in his last year at a special unit in a mainstream school.  He is transitioning into part time supported work at the local museum in 2013.

We have been developing his independence in being able to use the public transport system in the hope that he may be able to get to his workplace independently next year.

In figure 1 Ashley is locating the correct bus.

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Recognising symbols in the environment: High school students develop visual literacy skills

May 12, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Students looking up to find signs

Figure 1 Students looking up to find signs

At a local high school, three students with cortical vision impairment (CVI) have been participating in a weekly 45 minute programme to support their understanding of signage around their school.

BLENNZ educators Glenda Atkins and Kerrin Tattersfield-Smith, describe some of the opportunities and activities they have facilitated to build the students’ understanding of visual communication in their local environment. Continue Reading →

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