Eillen Finch team leader of Access2books chatting to Gwyneth McCormack from the Positive Eye at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham

The Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham in Pictures

Visual Impairment

This weekend Access2books is attending the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend Programme at the University of Birmingham.

Access2books book display at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham

Access2books display at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham.

It opened up this morning with registration and refreshments and the opportunity to visit displays by Blind Children UK, Positive Eye and Access2books.

Eileen Finch and Janet Harwood from the CVI Society chat about their work at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham

Eileen Finch the team leader of Access2books gets comfy with Janet Harwood from the CVI Society [The Cerebral Visual Impairment Society] during registration at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham.

That was followed by a welcome and introduction by Mike McLinden. After that, it was down to some hard work with an Introduction to Curriculum Access which was chaired by Mike McLinden.

The panel members were Gwyneth McCommack [Positive Eye], pictured below, and Steve McCall.

A medium shot of Eileen Finch from Access 2 books chatting to Gwyneth Macormack the Director of the Positive Eye chatting at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham

Eileen Finch team leader from Accesss2books sharing ideas with Gwyneth McCormack, the director of Positive Eye, at the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham.

After lunch, from about 13:30 to 1530hrs was the mobility and Orientation Session facilitated by Angie Bisson, Linda Bain and Suzy McDonald. From about 16:00hrs, the Mobility and Orientation Session continues after about a 30 minute break.

Two women at the reception of the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham

A warm welcome from the team hosting the Visual Impairment Residential Study Weekend at the University of Birmingham.

The programme continues throughout the weekend, so, watch out for a more detailed blog with loads of insights after the weekend and a lot more colourful pictures.

At the moment, we are literally shooting and writing from the hip, if such a thing exists. So, apologies for the lack of meat on the bone of this piece.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the summer. We definitely will be soaking up this stimulating environment.

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