Support for People with Visual Impairments
The Visual Impairment team recommend the websites and resources below for parents of young people with vision loss.
|Website||Why is it helpful|
|Eyesite||Information about eye conditions and diseases through animations, games and fun interactive features.|
|Starting University||Information on university, support at university and Disabled Students’ Allowance and other funding.|
|Touch and sound books – Essex Libraries||
Help children touch, feel and develop vocabulary.
Search the Essex Libraries catalogue for ‘touchy feely books’ and ‘sound effects books.’ For children under five, ask library staff for a free Booktouch pack.
|Giant print books||
Point size 24 and above books.
|Access2Books||Books in giant print and braille with illustrations. Gives children and adults the opportunity to read together.|
|E-books||Download and read books electronically so you can resize text.|