1:32 pm, Wednesday, 19th April 2023
Visual Impairment (VI)
Being independent is an important part of life at any stage, from teenagers and adults completing chores to cooking and finding their way around. Mobility, for children with vision impairment, means helping them to learn to move safely and independently, learning routes and strategies for getting around familiar and unfamiliar places.
Habilitation refers to the fact that children are learning life skills for the first time and are not getting used to a new set of skills having performed them as a sighted person first. It consists of teaching and learning daily living skills with increasing independence.
NE Lincs Local Authority provide mobility and habilitation services in different ways for children and young people, families and the adults who support them.
On Monday 17 April, some of our NE Lincs SEND team continued with their Visually Impaired Hab training. Here are some photos with accessibility descriptions of their activities.
This is a training activity showing two adults inside a shop, one adult is wearing sleep shades. It shows the adult in sleep shades exchanging money for the goods they are purchasing, directly with the shop assistant.
This is a training activity showing two adults, one is wearing sleep shades and is being guided by the sighted adult by holding on to their arm above the elbow. They are walking outside on a bright sunny day. The sighted guide is walking half a step ahead of the adult wearing sleep shades.
This is a training activity showing two adults, one is wearing sleep shades and is being guided by the sighted adult. They are inside a grocery store, the sighted guide is giving a description of they types of fruits and vegetables on display.
This is a training activity showing two adults, one is wearing sleep shades and is being guided by the sighted adult by holding on to their arm above the elbow. The guide is approaching blister paving at a dropped kerb road crossing. The adult under sleep shade can feel the blister paving under their feet indicating there is a road crossing ahead.
If you would like to book Visual Impairment training for the staff in your education setting or organisation and learn top tips as to how to best support your students with VI, please contact SEN@nelincs.gov.uk for more information.