Upcoming DR UK webinar: Vision Impairment - The journey to adulthood

Sun,10 January 2021
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This webinar from Disability Rights UK in partnership with the Thomas Pocklington Trust will be of interest to careers and enterprise advisers, education professionals and others working with disabled young people.

The session will give a brief overview of Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) research carried out by Thomas Pocklington Trust and Birmingham University in summer 2020. It will also consider specific challenges facing vision impaired (VI) children and young people when moving through all forms of education towards employment, and the initiatives and support available to enable positive and successful transition between settings. The presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion.



Gareth Brydon: Gareth has 47 years lived experience of vision impairment and has worked in the sight loss sector in a variety of education/employment roles for the past 20 years. Gareth is currently the Children & Young People Manager at Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Tara Chattaway: Tara manages the Student Support Service at Thomas Pocklington Trust. She has worked in the sight loss sector for 14 years and the wider charity sector for more than 17. She is an experienced policy, influencing and advocacy manager.


When: January 21st, 2021- 10:00 am – 11.30am

Register in advance for this webinar here