University of Edinburgh

The Importance of Art in the Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Young People

Presented on Tuesday 4 March 2008


This one day practical course looked at the role art plays in stimulating awareness and sensory development in children and young people with a visual impairment. Art, if used correctly, can be the foundation of many curricular areas. It can provide meaningful experiences for blind and visually impaired children and young people. 

Participants had the opportunity to explore the world of art for visually impaired children and young people by participating in practical activities involving investigation, exploration and working with materials. These activities enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the importance of tactile and sensory learning.

Presenter: Margaret Simpson, RBS