Educational and Additional Supports

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Vision Ireland provide the following services to children, young people, their families, and other professionals to support access to and inclusion in mainstream, specialist, and further education.

  • Environmental Accessibility Assessment
  • Disability Awareness Training
  • Communication and Learning Media Assessment
  • Assistive Technology Training and Support
  • Orientation and Mobility Training
  • Resources and Strategies for Learning
  • Transitional Planning
  • Annual Gerard Byrne Bursary 



Peer Connections Database

If you wish to be connected with someone with sight loss for advice and information on certain subject/course choices in education or specific career areas, we can provide access through our peer connections database.

The database currently provides access to people with experience and knowledge in areas such as studying practical subjects, maths and science for Leaving Certificate or higher education, careers in architecture, nursing, business, engineering, science, art, graphic design etc.

If you wish to be put in touch with someone please contact [email protected]