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Download your free JSPEVI Journal, Issue 2020!

The latest edition of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) is now provided in an open-access online format!
This is the 13th edition and the 20th anniversary of the first Journal which was published in 2000. For all of us, 2020 was a year where our professional practice was challenged, and this edition includes two examples of how SPEVI members used the COVID-19 lockdowns to develop innovative approaches so we could continue to support our students. There are also interesting research papers looking at O&M, and braille oral reading fluency in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of reports from around the region. Please feel free to share with your networks and many thanks to all those who contributed to this volume!

Dr Bronwen Scott
Editor - Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI

SPEVI 2021 Online Conference

This event took place from 18-19 January 2021. The Conference theme ‘Celebrating Change’ reflected events during 2020 that forced drastic changes in all aspects of our lives, particularly in the education sector where delivery of education and support services switched to a remote, often online environment.

If you have missed this fantastic conference,
Visit the SPEVI 2021 Conference website to check out the extremely valuable and interesting program that was presented, and use the registration form to purchase recordings of presentations to watch on demand.


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 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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