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New Sensory Impairment Podcast to support teachers

05 Jan 2022|09:00

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) have made a New Year resolution to support teaching staff with a new series of podcasts. The podcasts have been made possible by a grant from the Thomas Pocklington Trust who support blind and partially sighted people of all ages.

The first episode of the podcast is a recording of a structured Q&A session around Assistive Technology Assessments for Learners with Vision Impairment. The session was originally part of their Building VI Confidence and Competence in Schools Workforce programme.

The podcast is hosted by Caireen Sutherland, co-chair of the NatSIP Steering Group and has answers from an expert panel. It comes with a handy fact sheet highlighting the key points and useful links.

This comes as nasen launch a new pilot training scheme to encourage the use of assistive technology within mainstream schools, funded by the Department for Education.  This project will engage 80 schools to equip Assistive Technology Champions with the skills and confidence to grow and develop the use of assistive technology to better support all children and young people.

There are also two free webinars that you can use to support your CPD in this area: