2018 Blind and Low Vision Education Conference

“Promoting inclusion and achievement for learners with blindness or low vision through multi-tiered systems of support”

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Date:                12 June 2018

Location:          Vision Australia Conference Centre, 454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong VIC 3144

Time:               9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost:                Free

RSVP:               Register by 5 June 2018


The Department of Education and Training’s 2018 Blind and Low Vision Education Conference will bring together Visiting Teachers and other professionals for a day of engaging, insightful and practical professional learning from leading state and national experts in blind and low vision education support. The conference is being generously hosted at Vision Australia’s centre in Kooyong and is being coordinated by the Statewide Vision Resource Centre.

Attendance at this event is open to all professionals working in blind and low vision education (both within and outside DET). Registration is required and numbers are strictly limited. The registration cost is free for all participants, as it is fully covered by the Department of Education and Training.

Key Speakers


Dr Frances Gentle, Conjoint Lecturer in Vision Impairment, RIDBC Renwick Centre; President of International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment.


Greg Alchin, Inclusive design consultant and accessibility advocate. Director, Alchin Consulting


Todd Macbeth, Director, Inclusive Education Professional Practice Branch, Department of Education and Training