Disability support for visually impaired students

We feel that it is important for students and staff not affected by visual impairment to understand the disability. Here is a brief overview of the effects.

People with a visual impairment experience varying degrees of sight loss, but in the majority of cases some sight will be retained.

The effects will not be obvious, although very low or very bright lighting can cause problems. It may take longer to read printed material, and special computer software or equipment may be required to read the material at all.

For an application interview, people with visual impairment are likely to need information about their interview in a format such as computer disk, large print, e-mail, Braille or audio cassette.

For written tests, a visually impaired candidate should be consulted to find out their preferred format; dictating of answers may be necessary.