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Welcome to the VICTA Parent Portal

We know that navigating life with a visually impaired child can be difficult and confusing. Our aim for this Portal is to be a one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child who is blind or partially sighted.

VICTA Empowering Blind Children Young Adults

Part of VICTA

To find out more about the other services and programmes VICTA can offer children and young adults aged 0 to 29 years, please visit our website victa.org.uk

The VICTA Parent Network

To ‘meet’ other parents online, seek advice about specific issues, share personal experiences and assist with generating solutions, please join our Parent Network Facebook page.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Our list will help you in your search to find the resources you need to teach your children at home.

Welcome to the VICTA Parent Portal

We know that navigating life with a visually impaired child can be difficult and confusing. Our aim for this Portal is to be a one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child who is blind or partially sighted.

VICTA Empowering Blind Children Young Adults

Part of VICTA

To find out more about the other services and programmes VICTA can offer children and young adults aged 0 to 29 years, please visit our website victa.org.uk

The VICTA Parent Network

To ‘meet’ other parents online, seek advice about specific issues, share personal experiences and assist with generating solutions, please join our Parent Network Facebook page.

EDUCATION

Source information and useful advice about getting the most out of your child’s education, both at school and at home.

EYE CONDITIONS

Learning more about your child’s specific condition can help you know what to expect and prepare you better to cope with it.

 SUPPORT

Information on family, financial and local support, to assist you to get the help you need.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

There is a huge amount of assistive technology available for people living with sight loss to assist with everyday living.

EARLY YEARS

Our Early Years section contains all the essentials to guide you through the first few years of your child’s life.

LEISURE

Recreation is very important to your child’s life and finding something that they can access and enjoy shouldn’t be difficult.

“I can honestly say that my daughter has changed my life completely, for the better.  She has made me look at the world in a different way and I am a far more positive person.”

“I can honestly say that my daughter has changed my life completely, for the better.  She has made me look at the world in a different way and I am a far more positive person.”

Stories
Latest stories…

03 Apr: Parent’s Perspective – Diagnosis

By Louise Gough I am by no means an expert. I am a parent, who has learnt without a manual….

02 Apr: Accessing Books – Young Adult’s Voice

My experience of reading and accessing books, by VICTA Intern Harriet Smith I have always enjoyed reading from a young…

27 Mar: Positive Eye Idea 2: Everyday Collections

Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye has generously submitted a series of ‘Top Ideas’, which we will be sharing each month….

24 Mar: What does ‘Coronavirus’ mean to me? – Scarlett’s account

Scarlett is 9 years old and is blind.  She has had no sight since birth due to a condition called…

24 Mar: Positive Eye Idea 1: Concept Development

Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye has generously submitted a series of ‘Top Ideas’, which we will be sharing each month….

22 Mar: For my mum – A poem for mother’s day

A special poem for Mother’s Day, by Charlie Beeston Born to a mum, whose love is so real Into this…

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