FIgure 1 – Renee helps Shannon learns to navigate her new braille technology
In Wellington we have three braille learners at the intermediate and secondary school levels. The girls are each at a different stage of their schooling, and in their learning and use of braille and assistive technology. They share a common bond and enjoy each other’s company when given the opportunity.
Renee, in year 9 at Wellington Girls’ College, is a very competent, passionate braille user and is exploring new technologies. Shannon is in year 7 at Muritai School, a braille user for most of her learning and still able to read some very large print. She is very sociable and is quick to learn new technology. Nikki is in year 7 at Titahi Bay Intermediate. She is quite new to braille having lost her vision quite recently and is also learning English. Continue Reading →
Lenny working at school
In March 2011 Lenny, who has low vision, attended a Career and Future planning Immersion course at Homai Campus. He produced a CV and this started him on his journey working towards his goals.
Last year we teamed up with the transition support person from the Ministry of Education Special Education and set up an action plan to work towards Lenny transitioning successfully to Polytech. We ensured all the support systems he needs will be in place. Continue Reading →
Close range observation of a real object
We have had a recent teaching focus on the close range exploration of real objects – specifically water creatures – with some of our low vision, primary students.
They revelled in the hands-on opportunities to learn more about a range of creatures – real fish, koura, paddle crabs and seahorses. Continue Reading →