BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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BLENNZ Hamilton’s Brayden Advocates for Himself

December 8, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Brayden writing on the whiteboard at the front of classroom while students are sitting and watching from their desks

Figure 1 – Brayden writing on the whiteboard

Brayden, who is 10 years old, ran a workshop for his class (with the support of his RTV) to share with them what it is like for him to access classroom activities.

He took responsibility for planning and delivering this session, choosing everyday classroom activities he wished his peers to carry out, while wearing bubble-wrap ‘glasses’. This was to simulate low vision. Continue Reading →

BLENNZ Nelson Visual Resource Centre

October 29, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

Close range observation of a real object

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 →

BLENNZ Christchurch Visual Resource Centre

August 15, 2013 by blennzict | 1 Comment

Figure 1 Hope Knapman-Evans at "Mural Madness in New Brighton

Figure 1 Hope Knapman-Evans at “Mural Madness in New Brighton

Students from Christchurch have been involved in various ‘Social Skills’ based activities this year.

A group of students who have low vision from BLENNZ participated in the event “Mural Madness in New Brighton”.

The students designed and painted bollards to help beautify the earthquake damaged seaside suburb of New Brighton. Continue Reading →

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