University of Edinburgh

Adapting curriculum materials for VI pupils in mainstream classes: useful strategies and techniques that you can use

Presented on Wednesday 12 May 2010


This course showed participants how to adapt curriculum materials to differentiate for children and young people with visual impairment. A range of adaptations were shown from those for partially sighted to blind. Strategies such as Social Stories were shown. Participants hadthe opportunity to discuss/adapt an example of their own work.

Target audience: Teachers of VI children, classroom teachers and support staff, who work with VI children in primary mainstream classes, other professionals and parents.

Presenters: North Lanarkshire Sensory Support Service:
Anne Ferguson, Manager
Alison Attwood, Chartered Teacher – Visual Impairment
Anne Brown, Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Sally Kincaid, Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Janis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre


10.20 am Introduction to the day, Janis Sugden