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Opening eyes to visual impairment = social inclusion

For students with vision impairments, access and inclusion in education settings can be overlooked as facilities are generally set up for those who can see. Many elements that help to create an inclusive and safe learning environment such as the school culture, behavior management, and curriculum are displayed in visual format.

❗Think about your journey into a school, through the office, into the classroom and around the school grounds, and the incidental learning you acquire through visual means.

✅ The Croatian Association for Blind People from Zagreb is dedicated to promoting the social inclusion of blind children/students and today, we would like to share their good practice example.

✅ Thanks to the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, teachers and youthworkers from the Croatian Association of Blind were able to organize a 5-day intense summer camp for blind children.

✅ The project “Creative school of knowledge and self-confidence” was held in June 2019 in Premantura, Croatia. In total 15 children have participated in various activities, such as: art workshops, drama workshops, darts, chess, riding tandem bicycles, swimming, pedal boating and many other sea games.

✅ Non-formal education activities develop social skills, verbal skills, and fine motor skills in youth with visual impairment thus making them more open to participation in everyday activities such as: going to school, taking up a sport, or joining a drama group.

⛔ Do you know any other good practice projects from your communities?