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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Support Skills and Dot Power: email@example.com
For the Education Vision Assessment Clinic (EVAC): firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the staff of SVRC, we hope you all stay safe and well!!
We provide the following five core services (click on the links for more information):
- Assessing student eligibility through our Educational Vision Assessment Clinic (EVAC)
- Transcribing learning materials into accessible formats
- Providing professional learning opportunities for teachers and allied professionals
- Teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum through our student programs
- Lending specialised equipment to schools through our Vision Technology Library
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