Month: June 2022
In March 2022 LOOK UK and Vision Foundation co-hosted a landmark conference for visually impaired 16-24 year olds. The aim of this ambitious online event was to give practical solutions to the barriers and challenges that exist for young people seeking employment.
Have you ever watched the graceful meandering of a giraffe, listened in awe to the loud baritone roar of a lion or watched the playful swoops of the feeding penguins?
At the end of May the LOOK team and friends were invited to an accessible tour of ZSL London Zoo to meet the animals up close and personal.
In recognition of School Diversity Week, we shine a light on how inclusive mainstream schools are for the VI community. LOOK mentors and mentees share their experiences of the education system, the support they received and where they feel schools fall short.
Transitions are always a key point in a VI child or young persons life. Having the right equipment in place and the skills to use them makes a huge difference. In this session we focus on best practice provision, when new assistive technology should be introduced and how we can support what happens at home.
In this resource LOOK UK and VICTA discuss the power of connection and the impact identifying your tribe has on mental health and wellbeing.
Early Years Parent Advice Workshop – What can I do when my child is identified as having a vision impairment and what support can I expect?
LOOK UK and VICTA have teamed up to host a parent advice workshop focused on managing the emotional and practical challenges following diagnosis of a young child with a vision impairment. The workshop will also consider the early years and support pathways available from diagnosis.
In this resource, the LOOK Parent support group and mentor team explore mobility, teaching our children independence skills and how to support them to explore the world without barriers.
Knowing what to do after we finish our formal education can be daunting and for those who aren’t following the path to uni, it can seem even more so. Deciding to take a vocational course or subject can be a life-changing alternative, providing you with the practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for work.