We wanted to start 2017 by sharing an honest news article by Meg Tatton which we hope will inspire other parents and show that there should be no barriers within the classroom.
Meg’s ten year old daughter, Lily, has recently passed an entrance examination and won a tutorial scholarship because of the support she received from Nystagmus Network Trustee and Education Advocate, Frances Lilly and Rory Cobb of the RNIB.
When Meg first approached the varsity and therefore the QTVI, there appeared to be little advice or information available about adaptations and support for Lily to require the test. Could it's that some teachers don't expect children with a visible impairment to possess aspirations to become academic high flyers?
What began as a two paragraph note from the QTVI about, among other things, berating the test papers on to A3 paper, ended as a four page document of detailed instructions on how different parts of the examination, including a multiple choice test on the pc, might be adapted and made accessible for Lily, especially being printed on manageable A4 pages, giving her an civil right to succeed alongside her fully sighted class mates. Jamb Expo