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Moving Through

Useful Contacts

If you want to know more about transition arrangements and visual impairment educational provision in your area you should contact your local Council's Education Department.

Here is a list of some useful national organisations to provide additional information, support and guidance if required.

Visual Impairment Scotland

VI Scotland is an organisation, which aims to provide information and support to children with a visual impairment and their families. We provide clear, understandable medical information documents, as well as a parent support network.

Visual Impairment Scotland
Moray House
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh
EH8 8AQ

Telephone: (0131) 651 6078
Email: viscotland@ed.ac.uk
Website: http://www.viscotland.org.uk

Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People organise locally based training centres and Job Clubs

Action for Blind People
14-16 Verney Road, London
SE16 3DZ

Telephone: (0171) 732 8771

Blind in Business

Blind in Business is a national organisation, which helps to form a bridge between employers and visually impaired staff. They give helpful advice and training.

Blind in Business
Wingate Annexe
St. Alphage Street
London
EC2Y 5DA

Telephone: (0171) 558 1885

Enquire

Enquire is the national advice service for children with Special Educational Needs in Scotland

Children in Scotland
Princes House
5 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RG

Telephone: (0131) 222 240
Email: Enquire.SENinfo@childreninscotland.org.uk
Website: www.childreninscotland.org.uk/

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)

The RNIB offer a wide range of family support services. Contact the Education Information Service for an excellent free pack for Parents/Carers.

RNIB (Scotland)
Dunedin
25 Ravelston Terrace
Edinburgh
EH4 3TP

Telephone: (0131) 311 8500
Fax: (0131) 311 8529
Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk

Scottish Sensory Centre

The SSC supports and promotes new developments and effective practice in sensory impairment education. It also provides an extensive catalogue of resources; books, journals, videos, CD-Roms on sensory impairment.

Scottish Sensory Centre
Moray House School of Education
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh
EH8 8AQ

Telephone: (0131) 651 6501
Website: http://www.ssc.mhie.ac.uk

Contact a Family (Scotland)

A support and advice network for Parents/Carers of children with a disability in Scotland.

Contact a Family (Scotland)
Norton Park
57 Albion Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5QY

Telephone: (0131) 475 2609
Email: Scotland@cafamily.org.uk
Website: www.cafamily.org.uk/scotland

Skill Scotland

Skill Scotland is an organisation, which provides advice and support on employment and post-16 education.

Skill Scotland
Norton Park
57 Albion Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5QY

Telephone: (0131) 475 2348
e-mail:admin@skillsscotland.org.uk

Students Awards Agency Scotland

Gyleview House
3 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh
EH12 9HH

Telephone: (0131) 476 8212
e-mail: saas.geu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
website: www.saas.gov.uk

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