Useful resources: the visually impaired child
Embracing diversity. Toolkit for creating inclusive, learning-friendly environments. Available to download from www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=2950
Helping children who are blind (Hesperian Foundation). Available in English and Spanish. Download (free) from www.hesperian.org
Low vision online. This is an online training manual for non-specialists that can be used to identify children with visual problems for referral to clinical services and to train children with low vision after a clinical eye examination has been done. www.lowvisiononline.org
The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI). ICEVI publishes The Educator, which is available free of charge on its website (under ‘Publications’). The site also contains information about ICEVI activities and contact information for different regions of the world. www.icevi.org
Enabling Education network (EENET). An information-sharing network on the issue of inclusive education. Back issues of the EENET newsletter contain some useful and interesting articles on this topic. www.eenet.org.uk
Overbrook School for the Blind. This website contains free and useful information for parents of children with visual impairment, including those with additional disabilities (under ‘Family and student info’, in the section called ‘Parent resource centre’). www.obs.org
Embracing diversity. Toolkit for creating inclusive, learning-friendly environments. Available from the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education.
Helping children who are blind (Hesperian Foundation). Available from TALC. UK £9.50 plus post and packing.
Inclusive education for children with visual impairments: a guide for non-formal schools. Available from Helen Keller International, Bangladesh.
Sonksen P and Stiff B. Show me what my friends can see. A developmental guide for parents of babies with severely impaired sight and their professional advisors. Available from the Institute for Child Health, London.
Stubbs S. Inclusive education: where there are few resources. Available from The Atlas Alliance, Norway.
Management of low vision in children. Report of a WHO consultation, Bangkok, 23–24 July, 1992. WHO/PBL/93.27. Available online at http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/1993/WHO_PBL_93.27.pdf
Verweyen P. Measuring vision in children. Community Eye Health J 2004;17(50): 27–29.
Community Eye Health Journal back issues
Atlas Alliance: Shweigaardsgt 12, PO Box 9218, Gr⊘nland, 0134, Oslo, Norway. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Keller International, Bangladesh: Technical Assistance forthe Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind, Helen Keller International, Bangladesh House 38, Road 14 A, Dhanmondi Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh. Email: email@example.com
Institute for Child Health: Overseas applications should be sent in writing to: ‘Developmental Guide’, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AP, UK,or by fax to: + 44 207 833 9469.
TALC: PO Box 49, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5TX, UK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education: PO Box 967, Prakhanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Email: email@example.com
WHO: World Health Organization, WHO Press, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org