Statewide Vision Resource Centre

We provide specialist teaching, professional learning, materials and technologies to support Victorian students who are blind or have low vision.

SVRC and COVID-19 - Term 2, 2021

During the Term 1 school holidays (April 2021) the Statewide Vision Resource Centre will usually be open between 9am and 3pm on week days.  If you plan to visit, please phone 03 9841 0242 to confirm. For other enquiries, please phone or email.

The Statewide Vision Resource Centre continues to deliver high quality programs, professional learning and resources while observing government COVID safety guidelines.

Materials in alternative formats (braille, e-text, large print and audio) are available for eligible students via post, email or collection from SVRC.

The Educational Assessment Clinic continues to assess student eligibility, either at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital or via Tele-Health. Functional Vision Assessments are taking place in schools or remotely.

SVRC student programs, including Support Skills, are again being offered onsite at the SVRC; one group for rural and remote students will continue to be held via Zoom this year.

All of our professional learning activities will be offered online in 2021. Please see the Professional Learning page for details of upcoming events.

SVRC has established a Community of Practice for Visiting Teachers (Vision). The group meets on Zoom every fortnight to share ideas and for professional learning.

For alternative format requests: debra.lewis@education.vic.gov.au

For Support Skills and Dot Power: statewide.vision@education.vic.gov.au

For the Education Vision Assessment Clinic (EVAC): deborah.davidson@education.vic.gov.au

On behalf of the staff of SVRC, we hope you all stay safe and well!!

Kim Foley
Manager SVRC

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What We Do

We provide the following five core services (click on the links for more information):

Resources and Support

Upcoming Events

Go to our upcoming events page for a full list of all our upcoming professional learning.

DateTopicPurposeFormatCost
TUE
AUG 10

2021

Providing practical strategies for classroom teachers and ES staff to promote inclusion and achievement for students who have low vision

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Online Workshop
$33.00
TUE
OCT 19

2021

Providing practical support for school staff preparing to welcome and include a new student who will be learning to read using braille.

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Online Workshop
$33.00
TUE
NOV 23

2021

Showcasing & demonstrating assistive technologies that can promote inclusion & achievement for students who are blind or have low vision

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