Education of persons with Visual Impairment

Location: Turin, Italy   |   Duration: 5 days   |   Cost: 350/person


Accordingly to your needs

Course programme

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The course is held in English. For groups with at least 8 participants, we can organise an ad-hoc session in a different language. Upon request, the session can be also organised and delivered in International Signs


This training is designed to support the needs of professionals in order to improve the quality of learning opportunities available to children and young people with visual impairment. An overview of the education of the blind and partially sighted people will be provided.

The training will include the following topics:

▪ Structure and Function of the Eye and Functional Vision Assessments
▪ The education of the Blind, from the ancient times until today and the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, towards a “Individualized Educational Program”
▪ Sensory development and motor skills
▪ Social skills and Self-determination;
▪ Visual Efficiency skills and Compensatory Skills. The blind and VI person with multiple disabilities.
▪ Braille Code and Assistive technology
▪ The role of the family when a child is disabled. Attitudes, reactions and behavior of families and teachers when facing everyday life together with a blind person.

Two cultural visits will be organized: in a museum with a special educational program accessible for Blind and VI visitors and to the Daily Care Centre of the Italian Union for the Blind.

Target Group

Staff in charge of school education (teaching and non-teaching, including school managers, heads, etc.), as well as other educational staff (school inspectors, school counsellors, pedagogical advisors, psychologists, etc.).

Staff of local or regional school authorities or school coordination bodies leading a national mobility consortium who are involved in school policy, school development, or other activities of strategic importance for the school education sector.

Certificates rewarded

▪  Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
▪  Europass Mobility Certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s National Agency

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