Our Vision for Equal Education

Royal Blind School pupils with a teacher23 October 2018 - Royal Blind is taking forward the "Our Vision for Equal Education" campaign to highlight the need for increased support in Scotland's schools for blind and partially sighted pupils. Royal Blind has highlighted that because up to 80% of our learning is through our vision, pupils with vision impairment start at an immediate disadvantage to their fully sighted peers. There is also a growing number of children in Scotland's schools who are vision impaired, but the most recent figures show there has been a fall in the number of specialist teachers. The charity is concerned that this is contributing to an attainment gap for vision impaired young people.