Lost in Transition? Supporting Young People with Visual Impairment for Post School Transition

The Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research at the University of Birmingham will be hosting a free online conference to mark the conclusion of the Longitudinal Transitions Study.

During the event, which is being supported by Thomas Pocklington Trust, you will have the opportunity to learn about the findings from this research study. For over ten years we have followed the post-school transition experiences of 80 young people with vision impairment. This has included investigating the participants’ experiences in further education, higher education, apprenticeships, gap years and entering the labour market. This is a unique study in the field of vision impairment, and we are looking forward to sharing the findings from our final report with you. 

As part of the four-day event you will also have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops focusing on a range of important topics relating to supporting post-school transitions. These will be delivered experts in the field of vision impairment and will incorporate personal experiences from young people.