Have you put the dates in your diary yet? Start thinking about attending the 2020 SPEVI Conference, which will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from Sunday 12th January to Wednesday 15th of January 2020. That’s already less than a year away! The SPEVI Local Organising Committee is putting in a great effort to ensure it will be another great Conference, and has already locked in the first keynotes.
Please be aware that SPEVI Members will enjoy a discounted registration fee.
Behind the scenes, the SPEVI Committee of Management is planning to release a new online registration system for SPEVI membership. The online system will make it even easier to join or renew your membership in time for the conference so that you can enjoy member benefits.
SPEVI’s Editorial Committee, under the leadership of Dr Bronwen Scott, is finalising the 2018 Volume of JSPEVI. The journal includes several scholarly articles and reports, and will be available for free download in the coming weeks. Previous volumes can be downloaded from the website.
SPEVI is a proud supporter of the Monash University Australian Research Council (ARC) Research project entitled “Accessible 3D Printed Graphics”. We expect to be able to soon provide our members with special updates on this valuable project.
Phia Damsma and Frances Gentle
Co-Presidents of SPEVI Australia
The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) is the major professional association for educators of students with vision impairments in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. SPEVI acts as the professional body in matters pertaining to the education and support of persons who are blind, have low vision, deaf-blindness, or additional disabilities.
SPEVI membership is open to professionals and parents/caregivers supporting children and adults with vision impairment, including general teachers and specialist teachers (vision impairment), allied health professionals, orientation mobility specialists and assistive technology consultants. SPEVI acts as the professional body in matters pertaining to the education and support of persons who are blind, have low vision, deaf-blindness, or additional disabilities.
SPEVI is a dynamic organisation, actively working for its members. It is registered as an incorporated organisation in Australia (Registration Number INC9889733) and New Zealand.
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