BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

Immersion Courses: Learners, Parents and Teachers Working Together

December 1, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Three students sitting in at line at a table, one student has a BrailleNote Apex in front of her.

Figure 1 Renee mentoring Shannon in using her BrailleNote Apex

The purpose of Immersion Courses is to bring learners with a similar need together to gain skills and knowledge in areas of the regular and the 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.

This year, on the courses for Braille learners aged between 9 and 14 we have had several students step up into a mentoring role to support their technology skills and knowledge, Braillenotetakers in particular.   Continue Reading →

BLENNZ Hamilton Visual Resource Centre

October 21, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Jayke using his Braille Sense U2

Jayke using his Braille Sense U2

“The World at His Finger Tips”- by Nic Holloway, BLENNZ Hamilton.

In 2013 Jayke’s team successfully applied for a Braille Sense U2 from the Ministry of Education for him.  He is a year 7 student and attends Waihi College in the Bay of Plenty.  Jayke is the first BLENNZ student to have this technology. Continue Reading →

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