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Introduction

As a parent or a carer of someone who is blind or has low vision, you may often face obstacles and frustrations. You may feel that you are navigating through this space on alone and want advice to support your and your loved one.

Watch our video where our experts and a parent answer the most commonly asked questions about supporting a child with vision loss to thrive and live independently.

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What can you do?

  1. Vision Australia staff are qualified practitioners who can help you with ideas that may address specific needs and goals of your child. You can see options on how you can contact us or by calling 1300 84 74 66.
  2. Students who are blind or have low vision may need to develop an array of disability-specific skills in order to fully access and engage with the school curriculum. These additional skills are known as the Expanded Core Curriculum. The Expanded Core Curriculum recognises that students with low vision may encounter barriers to learning, such as information that is only presented in a visual way. To address this, the Expanded Core Curriculum provides for the teaching of a range of skills and knowledge to enable students to work around such barriers. You can find more information about Expanded Core Curriculum at the Australian Statewide Vision Resource Centre website.
  3. Wonderbaby.org is an American website that has useful links and information for parents who may be raising children who are blind or who have low vision. You can check out the family resources on offer. Other external resources include Brailleworks and FamilyConnect.