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SPEVI Community of Practice

In order to support all specialist teachers (Vision Impairment) as a collective to support students who may be learning at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, SPEVI has created a Community of Practice – Online Learning.
The next meeting - via Zoom - is scheduled for Thursday 7th May 3:30pm AEST, 5:30pm NZ.
We are collating and growing a list with useful sites that may be helpful for you during this time. Read more about how you can be involved with the Community of Practice, and download the resources document from the Community of Practice webpage.

SPEVI News

Virtual SPEVI 2021 Conference!

We are excited to announce the first ever virtual SPEVI Conference, which will take place from 18-19 January 2021. The SPEVI Virtual Conference Committee (VCC) will determine the conference theme, and is looking to invite leaders in vision services in Australia, New Zealand and overseas to share current or emerging education sector initiatives, services and research in the field of vision impairment. Speakers and participants will have the opportunity to share ideas in real time via the virtual conference platform. We will provide more information about the conference as preparations progress.

Sharon Duncan, Frances Gentle and Phia Damsma
Co-Presidents, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

Photo of the three Co-Presidents of SPEVI Sharon Duncan Frances Gentle Phia Damsma

Download your free JSPEVI 2019 Journal, issue 12!

Free download fromthe webpage with JSPEVI Journal issues

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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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