Guide Dogs launch a guide for Higher Education providers to support students with vision impairment

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:

  • Disability advisers

  • Examination teams within Higher Education

  • Providers (HEP) settings

  • Student Support Services

  • Lecturers

  • Library support

  • 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.