BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

BLENNZ Tauranga

November 6, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

In-service for Teachers

Teachers and teacher aides sitting on chairs listening to RTV presentation

Figure 1 – Learning about the eye at Tauranga In-service

In March, the Tauranga Visual Resource Centre hosted an in-service for teachers and teacher aides of students with low vision. We had a great turnout of thirteen, coming from all around the Tauranga region.

We started the day off with a session about the eye and how the works (figure 1). We followed this up with a session on glasses and contact lenses run by a local optometrist. Continue Reading →

BLENNZ Wellington Visual Resource Centre

November 18, 2013 by blennzict | 0 comments

FIgure 1 - Renee helps Shannon learns to navigate her new braille technology

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 →

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