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SPEVI 2020 Conference!

And then it was all behind us. The 2020 SPEVI Conference in Adelaide (12-15 January 2020) was a great success, with thanks to the South Australia SPEVI Local Organising Committee, and event organisers Synergy. The conference delivered on its promise: it brought together researchers, allied health professionals, an impressive number of parents and caregivers, and many more from across our region and globally who support children and young people with vision impairment. We heard valuable diverse perspectives on the Conference theme “Creating a clear vision for the future”. The keynote speakers Emily White and Mike McLinden gave all delegates great insights into relevant topics in the field of vision impairment education. SPEVI Leaders in Vision Impairment had a meeting to discuss concerns or opportunities. The event dinner was a party. If you weren’t there: make sure that you attend the next SPEVI Conference!

Out now: JSPEVI 2019 Journal, issue 12!

Free download fromthe webpage with JSPEVI Journal issues

Kind regards,
Frances Gentle, Phia Damsma and Sharon Duncan
Presidents SPEVI

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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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