Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), Guide Dogs and LOOK UK have worked with vision impairment sector partners, lecturers and other professionals to produce a Covid-19 specific guidance for Higher Education Providers (HEP). It is for those working within Higher Education (HE) either supporting students with vision impairment directly or designing systems and policies that impact on students, including:
Examination teams within Higher Education
Providers (HEP) settings
Student Support Services
Students with vision impairment and their parents/carers
Clare Messenger, Head of Children and Young People’s Services at Guide Dogs, said: “The lack of consistency across universities on the level of support students with vision impairment will get for orientation on campus, for example, makes it even harder for these students.” This essential guide is broken down into four sections: putting the student at the centre, studying, getting around and inclusion. Each sector includes an overview, a checklist, examples of good practice and links to information, advice and support. Download the guide below for more information.
Guide Dog owner, Jaina, lost her sight after a rare allergic reaction and has gone on to become the country’s first blind fitness instructor.
Guide Dogs has worked with RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to empower guide dog owners to tackle the rising reports of cafes, hotels and taxis refusing entry to their guide dogs.