This is the first conference for Vision Rehabilitation Workers and Habilitation Workers in Scotland for over a decade. The day will bring together professionals from across Scotland to share knowledge and skills as part of their professional development. It is also a rare chance for professionally isolated staff to network and support professional resilience.
Managers are also welcome to attend and we would be happy to include a workshop for managers on the role of the Vision Rehab worker if there is demand.
The programme will contain a mix of workshops and presentations, along with equipment demonstrations. Sessions booked include:
Introduction and personal perspectives - Jamie Cuthbertson, Macular Society
"Is there an app for that?" - exploring Amazon Echo, Orcam, Synapptic and apps for smartphones and tablets and the role of the Rehab. Worker in using them - Catherine Smith, Katie Golding & Lindsey Deere, Blind Veterans UK
Interactive peer discussion around Orientation and Mobility case studies
BuzzClip mobility navigation aid for visually impaired people - demonstration and discussion
Research presentation: The impact of visual impairment on the development of movement and motor skills: a study using motion capture to examine the performance of movement and motor skills in children and young people across a range of visual acuities. Pete Lock, Guide Dogs & Allanah Savage, PhD student Queens University Belfast
Optional tour of the new centre after the event closes
Attendance fee: £7 RWPN Members, £18 non-members payable in advance or on arrival at the event. (Support workers pay only for lunch, which is £5. Support workers do not need to book but please notify RWPN by email so we can adjust catering numbers). Any manager interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org Lunch included (please email us if you have special dietary requirements)
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