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SSC Bulletin: May 2018

Sharing information with everyone who is involved in the education of deaf children, deafblind children and visually impaired children and young people, the young people themselves and their families.

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SSC is a national centre funded by the Scottish Government (Learning Directorate, Support and Wellbeing) based at the University of Edinburgh.


SSC Courses

Coming up ...

After the Summer we have these events lined up - keep checking the SSC website for more details:

  • Monday, 3rd September 2018 - Independent Living Skills
  • Tuesday, 11th September 2018 - Literacy instruction (Deaf children)
  • Tuesday, 18th September 2018 - Accidental Counsellor (Aberdeen)
  • Monday, 1st October 2018 - Theory of Mind
  • Monday, 5th November 2018 - Sensory Engagement for Mental Wellbeing (Joanna Grace)

Keep checking the full list on the website for forthcoming 2018 courses:

SSC Unified English Braille Competency Courses



Other News

Increasing the Employment of Disabled People in the Public Sector - Consultation Events

As part of the Fair Work Directorate at the Scottish Government are holding events with stakeholders to discuss how to increase the employment rates of disabled people in the public sector.

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Web and Resources News


We have just purchased some new items for the library:

  • Sensory-Being for Sensory Beings: Creating Entrancing Sensory Experiences by Joanna Grace
  • Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums by Simon Hayhoe
  • Innovations in Deaf Studies: The Role of Deaf Scholars by Annelies Kusters
  • Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention by Christine Roman-Lantzy

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The SSC library is open to anyone who has an interest in children with visual impairment or who are deaf, we can send materials to anywhere in the UK.

Tip: Remember to check the journal articles database when searching for information.

New library items are available to browse on the website:

All of these items and many more are available from the SSC Library contact Sheila Mackenzie (0131 651 6069 or



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