[Links last checked 7.6.11 unless otherwise indicated.]
SQA Subject Guidance: Introduction to Assessment Arrangements
http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/AA_AssessmentArrangementsExplained.pdf (see page 30 for arrangements for candidates who are visually impaired).
RNIB: Teaching Modern Foreign Languages
How class teachers can make their teaching methods more accessible to all children, but particularly those with sight problems. http://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/education/schoolbasedlearning/mainstream/teachingcurriculumsubjects/foreignlanguages/Pages/teaching_foreign_languages.aspx
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Differentiation strategies for the inclusion of students with severe visual impairment in MFL modules in Higher Education
Advice from the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.
Teaching modern languages to visually impaired children
Advice from CILT's website to support teacher trainers. Read the review, then click on the title to see the whole article.
Foreign lanuages and students with disabilities
Includes two sections relevant to foreign language learning and vision impairment.
Accessing foreign language materials as a blind or low vision student
An information guide on arranging for assistive technology, accessible formats and services in the foreign language course.
Working with students who are blind or partially sighted
Advice for staff at the University of Strathclyde
Teaching English and foreign languages to blind and deaf students
A blog from the University of Cordoba, Spain. The materials available and referred to in the blog have been suggested by students enrolled in the module Teaching English to Special Needs Students.
Learning from experience: Mobility and daily living skills in an English language classroom
Professor Marek's account of teaching English as a foreign language to blind pupils in Poland.
An interview with Professor Marek.
Some resources for blind language learners
Accessible language learning for visually impaired people (ALLVIP)
An EU Socrates project that has been looking at new ways of language learning for blind and visually impaired people.
The first test versions of the software are ready. Interested in evaluating? Details here:
A spin-off from this programme, focusing on the needs of children and young people (ELLVIS):
European Language Portfolio for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ELPBVI)
Early days, but if you are interested...
A blind girl who is fluent in four languages has become the youngest interpreter to work at the European Parliament – at the age of ten
Additional support needs: visual impairment
General advice from Learning and Teaching Scotland.
[7.10.11] Teaching English in Yemen
Carla Valpeoz, a graduate student who is legally blind, accepted a volunteer position teaching English to blind students in Yemen as part of her six-month practicum. Reading her story here:
[8.1.12] Using the braille French code
A free download from the RNIB. This document is based on the braille code used in the UK for transcribing text in French, and includes advice about various layout conventions.
[8.3.12] Braille is spreading, but who's using it?
An article from BBC News.
[16.6.12] EFL for learners with a visual impairment – bibliography
[8.10.12] Teaching English to visually impaired students
The British Council provides links to three articles on this subject.
[28.5.13] Royal Blind School visits France
Article in the Spring 2013 edition of Scottish CILT's Newsletter
[20.5.16] An exchange between specialist colleges for visually impaired students in UK and France focuses on transferable and vocational skills.
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