BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

Immersion courses

June 18, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

'Playing with Words' Immersion course

‘Playing with Words’ Immersion course

Up to 22 immersion courses are planned for 2013.

The purpose of Immersion courses is to bring learners with a similar teaching need together to gain skills and knowledge in areas of the regular and expanded core curriculum.

They may also focus on the needs of parents or in some cases bring both learners and parents together to support improved outcomes for learners. Continue Reading →

Assistive Technology

January 21, 2012 by blennzict | 0 comments

Assistive technology provides vital tools that support learning, and helps fulfil the expectation that all learners have full access to the curriculum. Examples of assistive technology include:

• sloping desktops for learners with low vision
• laptops with braille access for learners who are blind
• switch-activated toys for children with vision impairment and other disabilities
• monoculars to help learners access written material on the board and keep up with their peers
• laptop computers with large print displays, which enable learners with low vision to take notes in class and complete assignments at home in the same time frame as their peers. Continue Reading →

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