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VIScotland Parent Guide to Mainstream Visual Impairment Education

Some useful addresses

If you want to know more about 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
University of Edinburgh
Moray House
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

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

Royal National Institute of the Blind

(RNIB (Scotland)
Dunedin House
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

Contact a Family Scotland

A support and advice network for parents 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

Enquire is the National advice service for children with Special Educational Needs

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/enquire.htm

Visibility (Formerly known as Glasgow and the West of Scotland Society for the Blind)

2 Queens Crescent
Glasgow G4 9BW
Telephone: 0141 332 4632
Email: info@visibility.org.uk
Website: http://www.gwssb.demon.co.uk