Conference 2015

Professional Development Event 2015

The UK’s main residential conference organised by and for teachers of children and young people with visual impairment was held on

Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March 2015 at the Strathallan Hotel, Birmingham

Key speakers at this year’s conference included:
• Philippa Stobbs from National Children’s Bureau on implementation of the SEND reforms
• Marek Karas from SeeAbility on eye examinations in special schools
• Richard Bowman from Great Ormond Street Hospital on children with cerebral vision impairment
• Richard Orme from Dolphin Computer Access on promoting inclusion through technology

Plus a choice of seven workshops and lots of networking opportunities!

If you would like to reserve a place for next year’s conference, provisionally booked for  10th and 11th March 2016,  Contact Suzy at:


Some of the presentations from this year’s conference

The View from The Clinic

Rachel Pilling, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bradford

Eye Examinations in Special Schools

Marek Karas, SeeAbility

Qualification reforms and disabled learners

Julie Swan, Associate Director Regulatory Policy and Vocational Qualification Policy,  Ofqual

Into the Hands Of Learners

Richard Orme, Innovation Director @ Dolphin and Matthew Horspool, VI Resources Technician @ Exhall Grange Special School