Upcoming Professional Learning at SVRC
Register now for:
- Education Support for Students Who Are Blind / Braille Users (Feb 13)
- Education Support for Students Who Have Low Vision (Feb 27, Mar 6 & Aug 14)
- Education Support for Students with Multiple Impairments
- Including Students in PE (Mar 14)
- Art 4 Kids (May 2)
See the calendar page for more information.
NDIS – The National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS represents a landmark change in disability funding within Australia. It presents the opportunity for you to ensure that your child’s support needs are more fully funded with greater self-determination and choice. Its aim is to ensure that people with disabilities receive the necessary and essential funding to provide services to meet their specific needs, access to adaptive equipment, and increased participation in the wider community. It may also present parents and carers with increased support. The intention of the scheme is to address perceived gaps in disability funding and ensure that funds are directed where they are most needed.
Support Skills Dates for 2018
Need to know which group comes in when? Well you can find out here!
Read issue 1, 2018 of our fortnightly newsletter – The Bulletin.
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Welcome Back for 2018!
Happy 2018 to you and your family, friends and colleagues. It’s a big year for us here at SVRC, we have another big PD program during term 1, there’s implementing changes that have come from our strategic review, Support Skills, Dot Power and more additions to our growing library of online tutorials and quick guides.
Our Alternate Format Production team have been hard at work throughout January making accessible educational material for blind and vision impaired students across the state – and they will continue to do this. It’s a busy time for them.
Keep an eye on The Bulletin (subscribe just above this article) and watch this space for updates on all things SVRC and education support and resources for our students.
Learn More with SVRC Tutorials!
Our tutorials and quick guides are here to help you learn and expand on your knowledge of assistive technology.
Review: Talking Typer for iOS
APH have released an iOS version of the Talking Typer app. It’s fully VoiceOver accessible. Check out our review here:
Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 1: An Overview
Garry Stinchcombe takes a look at the Victor Reader Stream.
Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 2: Physical Orientation
Garry takes us on a tour of the physical orientation of the Victor Reader Stream. He looks at the various ports and buttons and shows how to change the battery.
Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 3: Orientation to the Keypad
In this video, SVRC’s Garry Stinchcombe guides us on a tour of the Victor Reader Stream’s keypad.
Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 4: Power, Pitch, Speed and Volume
In this video, Garry goes through the powering on and off, as well as adjusting the speed, pitch and volume settings on the Victor Reader Stream New Generation.
Victor Reader Stream Tutorial 5: The Bookshelf
The bookshelf is how you navigate through the content on your Victor Reader Stream New Generation. In this tutorial – Garry shows you how.