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WESC learner Chloe learning to read Moon
WESC learner Chloe learning to read Moon

Are you a teacher or teaching assistant with specific questions about how to educate and support blind or partially sighted learners in your classroom?

Are you a healthcare professional or academic with an interest in learning more about the most up-to-date evidence from research into childhood visual impairment?

Depending on whether you would like to make a general enquiry or have a specific question in mind there are a number of ways for you to get in contact with us and ask for advice, training and resources.

If you are interested in the services that the WESC Foundation can offer a young person with visual impairment, you may wish to attend one of our regularly scheduled open days at our Exeter campus. During the open day we will show you around the school and college, and our staff will talk to you over lunch about the range of services and facilities that are available onsite and through our outreach service.

If you are interested in training or professional development we hold an annual conference on current research and developments in the field of visual impairment, with international speakers from a range of professional backgrounds.

To find out when our next open day is scheduled or dates for the next conference contact our Marketing, Communications & PR Officer, Katy Gaulton on 01392 454235 or email kgaulton@wescfoundation.ac.uk.

 

If you have a specific enquiry about access and assistive technology for young people with visual impairment please contact our Additional Learning Support Manager, Ruth Hardisty-Dyer on 01392 454308 or email rhardisty-dyer@wescfoundation.ac.uk.

If you have an enquiry about a specific professional association that offers services for visually impaired young people, such as Habilitation VI UK (Orientation and Mobility for children), please contact our Head of Visual Impairment Services, Richard Ellis on 01392 454288 or email rellis@wescfoundation.ac.uk.

If you are interested in our current research and development projects, either as a potential research participant or as a collaborator, please contact our Research Scientist, Dr Jonathan Waddington on 01392 454349 or email jwaddington@wescfoundation.ac.uk.