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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.

EDUCATION

Source information, useful advice and tips 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…

17 Sep: Positive Eye’s top ideas for the ‘Gwyness’ of Gwyn!

Getting ready to work! This month’s Top Tips for Education and learning brought to us by Gwyn McCormack from Positive…

30 Jul: Sleep and your blind child

By Charlotte Mellor Sleep and new born babies can be difficult for any parent and there are many different routes…

12 Jul: How to make a sensory garden box for a child who is visually impaired

By Charlotte Mellor With Spring in full swing and the sun beginning to peep from behind the clouds Easter is…

25 Jun: How my parents support me and my vision impairment- by Elin Williams

]   My name is Elin, I am a 19-year-old student and blogger from North Wales. I was diagnosed with…

01 Jun: Red Flags: Signs that your child is suffering from vision problems

August marked Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month (as well as it almost being time to go back to school!) and…

30 Apr: Positive Eye practical approaches – braille games: 5 rocket men fly to the moon

By Gwyn McCormack Here is a fun game to make with your child, using the Lazy Sue, £5.50 from IKEA….

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