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Parent Guide to Mainstream Visual Impairment Education

Reading Material

There are various books and publications which may be of use to parents seeking information about visual impairment education in Scotland. We have made a short list of some of the most relevant.

Bowman, R. Bowman, R. and Dutton, G. (2001) Disorders of Vision in Children, a guide for teachers and carers; London; RNIB.

Buultjens, M. Stead, J. and Dallas, M. (2002) Promoting social inclusion of pupils with visual impairment in mainstream schools in Scotland; Edinburgh; Scottish Sensory Centre.

Cole-Hamilton, I. Vasey, D. (2000) Shaping the Future; the experiences of blind and partially sighted children in the UK: summary report.; RNIB.

Cuthbertson, J. Fullerton, J. Todd, N. (2002) Let me read it! Planning accessible information for pupils with visual impairment. RNIB.

Disability Rights Commission (2002) Guide for parents: Part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as amended by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 - schools (Scotland); Disability Rights Commission.

ENABLE (1999) The Record of Needs: A guide for parents of children with special educational needs. Glasgow; ENABLE.

GWSSB (1997) Growing Together - A Handbook for Parents of Visually Impaired Children; Glasgow; GWSSB.

HMSO (2001) Special Educational Needs and Disability Act. London.

RNIB (2003) Educational provision for blind and partially sighted children in Scotland in 2002. Edinburgh; RNIB.

Scottish Executive (2002) Education (Disability Strategies and Pupil's Educational Records) (Scotland) Act; Edinburgh; Scottish Executive.

Scottish Executive (2000) Standards in Scotland's Schools etc, Act.; Edinburgh; Scottish Executive.

VI Scotland (2003) A New System of Notification of Childhood Visual Impairment and the Information it has Provided on Services for Scottish Children; Edinburgh; VI Scotland.

VI Scotland (2003) Where can you go from here? Scotland. Edinburgh; VI Scotland.


A special thank you must go to Marianna Buultjens and Dr. Neil Todd for their assistance in the production of this parent guide.