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2023 SPEVI Online Conference

SPEVI NZ will be hosting the 2023 SPEVI Conference as an online event, with support from Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Get involved and join the organising committee, or one of the conference sub-committees, as we decide upon a conference theme, determine keynote speakers, and invite presenters and attendees from the Pacific and across the world!
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"We welcome you - nau mai ki a koe".

SPEVI EIVI Community of Practice

The first meeting of the SPEVI Early Intervention VI Community of Practice (EIVI CoP) was an overwhelming success.
Interested in learning more, or want to register for the next meeting, on 25 November 2021 at 03:30 pm AEDT? Visit Early Intervention VI.

Member discounts for NextSense Continuing Professional Education

The last few months we have seen an increased uptake from SPEVI members of discounted Professional Development opportunities. SPEVI Inc (Australia) continues to offer member discounts for NextSense Institute's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) events in 2021. Each SPEVI Inc. member is entitled to two discount event registrations.
If you are not a current member of SPEVI Inc., please join now and immediately benefit from these member discounts.
Members can register for any of the following events in Vision Impairment education by visiting the NextSense Professional Development website:

  • 8 October Blindness and low vision master class series – Presenter: Sue Silveira
  • 3 November Accessible assessment and teaching technology workshop (online) – Presenter Emily White
  • 26 November Mathematics workshop – Presenter Charlie Roberts

We recommend you to book early, as the SPEVI Inc. Committee of Management has set an upper limit of funds for the discount event registrations.

With thanks to NextSense for supporting SPEVI’s aim of encouraging the highest standards in the educators of persons with vision impairment by promoting research and professional training for general and specialist teachers.

Recordings SPEVI 2021 Online Conference now online

The SPEVI 2021 Conference website now provides open access to papers and video recordings of a large number of excellent presentations from the SPEVI 2021 Online Conference. 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.


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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