SVRC Research in Vision Impairment
Staff of the Statewide Vision Resource Centre are committed to undertaking, supporting and encouraging research that informs best practice in teaching and learning for children and young people with vision impairments.
As the leading provider of support and professional development for Victorian students with vision impairments, their schools and families, we maintain an active interest in research – local, national and international – to ensure that we are at the forefront of current thinking and practice as it relates to this low incidence disability.
The SVRC has conducted or contributed to the following research:
- iPad Study: How are students with vision impairments using iPads in schools? – principal researcher Lyn Robinson, SVRC
- GraVVITAS: access to tactual graphics for students who are blind – a research partnership between Monash University, SVRC, Catholic Education Office, jTribe and Vision Australia
- Eccentric Vision Training – improving visual performance for students with central field loss
- Vision Fatigue – signs and strategies
- Opportunity of a Lifetime: ‘Space Camp’ at the US Space and Rocket Center, presentation by Deb Lewis, SPEVI Conference, 2005
- and more coming soon!
For more information about the SVRC, visit About Us.