Key findings from a longitudinal study that tracked the experiences of 82 young people with vision impairment over 11 years (from age 14 to 25) to understand why this population is vulnerable to becoming long term NEET (not in education, employment or training).
Blind and partially sighted students are being failed by a lack of support at FE. They are often denied the educational opportunities open to their fully-sighted peers, dramatically impacting on their futures.
With remote exam platforms leaving blind and partially sighted students unable to complete their exams, Higher Education Providers must urgently review their exam practices, says Thomas Pocklington Trust (@TPTgeneral).
Thomas Pocklington Trust (@TPTgeneral), @GuideDogs and @LOOK_UK have worked with Disability Advisers, Qualified Teachers for Visual Impairment (QTVI), lecturers and other professionals to produce this Covid-19 specific guidance for Higher Education Providers.
The Student Loans Company (SLC) welcomed the opportunity to listen directly to students with vision impairment about the range of issues they have experienced when applying for student finance in a recent meeting.
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