Intellectual Impairment

Vision impairment in educational terms is any diagnosed condition of the eye or visual system that impacts on access to learning. Disease, damage or injury causing vision impairment can occur to any part of the visual system i.e. the eye, the visual pathway to the brain or visual centre of the brain.

Vision impairment can:

  • be present at birth
  • occur at any time from disease or accident
  • be part of a medical condition or syndrome

Most visual conditions in children are stable and vision remains relatively unchanged. Some conditions, however, are progressive, resulting in reduced vision over varying periods.

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There are a number of organisations that can provide support to people with vision impairment.  Below are links to some of these organisations:


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