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 - Terms 3 & 4, 2020

SVRC has continued to deliver high quality programs, professional learning and resources while observing government COVID safety 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 in case the centre is closed.

The SVRC Transcription team continue 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 also received braille books and activities, to enjoy with their parents/carers while learning remotely.

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.

Our professional learning activities are all continuing online. On August 11, we ‘hosted’ 120 educators for a full day of learning about inclusion of students who have low vision. Please go to the Professional Learning page for future online activities, including our first online Expo of accessible technology on November 24, 2020.

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

For alternative format requests and general enquiries: svrc@svrc.vic.edu.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.

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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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