University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 13:  What do we mean by Visual Impairment? - Awareness Raising

Presented on Thursday 8th May, 2014

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 11
Number of Respondents: 10

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

I will be able to prepare more relevant materials for my pupils in accordance with his visual impairment.
Better preparation of resources with current pupils. Provide a good transition for new pupil coming in. Adapting classroom resources/layout.
I will put what I have learned today into practice.
Will impact on how I communicate with VI pupils. Will plan their work and how I deliver it. I now also know what they can "see".
Will be able to use what I learned everyday as I work with VI 5 days.
Pupil coming to school next session with VI.
In my everyday practice across the school and our service.
With a new blind S1 pupil. Provided a base knowledge of finding resources, social issues.
To begin to consider how best to support VI pupil arriving in September, to inform colleagues who may teach him.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Being able to take part in practical activities - made me more aware of the difficulties that my pupil faces.
Discussion of different types of VI and opportunity to experience what it was like - glasses.
Types of resources available to use with VI children. Using glasses to give you an idea how difficult it is for children with VI.
I loved the practical activities. Was interesting trying the glasses on and trying to do normal everyday activities.
Finding out about different eye problems.
Relaxed atmosphere and chance to experience situations.
How the individual elements were brought together to form the complete course.
Lots and lots of activities to try which should show the physical and emotional problems for VI pupils.
The hands on experiences, learning and trying the equipment available.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Could have been over 2 days to allow for a more in depth experience.
Increased time to focus on resources - perhaps a list of what every teacher needs/should know and where to get it.

How did you hear about this course?

Course leaflet/mailshot/SSC email: 4
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 5
SSC eBulletin: 1

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Sector specific additional support needs assistant training (eg secondary school).
Anything associated with working with blind pupils.