Statewide Vision Resource Centre

SVRC and COVID 19 - Term 2, 2020

SVRC has continued to deliver high quality programs, professional learning and resources while observing social isolation government guidelines.

All SVRC staff continue to work from home delivering services online or via phone, email or post. With only a skeleton staff at SVRC on some days, visitors are advised to email before visiting.

The SVRC Transcription team continues to produce materials in alternative format, with only a small number of staff coming to the centre for hard copy production, binding and posting.

The Educational Assessment Clinic continues to assess student eligibility via Tele-Health with doctors, education officers, psychologist and families all remaining at home. Functional Vision Assessments have taken place remotely with students either at home or at school.

All SVRC student programs have been continuing online or via post. The Support Skills Program has been very successfully conducted via Zoom, with students and staff working from home. Students involved in the Dot Power Program have received braille books and activities, with activity suggestions, posted to their homes.

We expect some of these provisions to change in Term 3 as further restrictions on school activities are lifted.

Please contact SVRC via email, in case there is no-one onsite to answer the telephone.

For alternative format requests or questions: svrc@svrc.vic.edu.au

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

For general enquiries: blaze.marion.g@edumail.vic.gov.au

On behalf of the staff or SVRC, we wish you all a happy school holiday and hope you all stay safe and well!!

Marion Blazé
Manager SVRC

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

Hands Reading Braille

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 11

2020

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

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Online
Free
TUE
OCT 20

2020

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

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Workshop
Free
TUE
NOV 24

2020

Showcasing and demonstrating a range of assistive technologies that can promote inclusion and achievement for students who are blind or have low vision

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Expo
Free
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