Papers 2015 Conference

The below listed papers are papers that were presented at the 2015 SPEVI Biennial Conference, (Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 12-15 January 2015).
The papers are listed alphabetically on authors' names.
You can download each paper by clicking on the appropriate link below. Please use appropriate referencing. Published with authors' consent.

Andrew, J.
Keeping everything in balance
Andrews - Keeping it all in Balance

Argyropoulos, V., Chamonikolaou, S., Nikolaraizi, M., and Aineias, M. (peer reviewed)
The van Hiele Model and its implication in blind students’ understanding in geometry
Argyropoulos - The van Hiele Model and its implication in Blind Students Under

Ayton, L.
The hopes and challenges of a bionic eye: Implications for education and learning
Ayton - The Hopes & Challenges of a Bionic Eye

Berbec, E., Whalley, J., and Hayes, B.
Using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems with students with vision impairment and additional disabilities in an educational setting
Whalley, Berbec, Hayes - Using augmentative and altern comm systems w students w VI & addit disab

Bishop, T. and Wedde, R.
Tactile Graphics: Why, How and Who?
Bishop, Wedde - Tactile Graphics Why, How and Who

Black, R. and Stewart, N. (peer reviewed)
BLENNZ Friday fun social skills programme
Black and Stewart_BLENNZ Friday fun social skills programme

Clark, J.
Bringing together UDL and the IEP process to ensure successful outcomes for students
Clark - Bringing Together UDL and the IEP Process

Conway, B. and Knight, M.
Creating Simple Accessible Documents
Conway, Knight - Creating Simple Accessible Documents

Conway, B. and Knight, M.
The 3 factors of the accessibility equation: accessible information + technology + skills
Conway, Knight - The 3 factors of accessibility

Cracknell, P.
Why pay for a Screen Reader? Why is JAWS still the best option for blind students?
Cracknell - Why pay for a Screen Reader-JAWS

Curtin, L. (peer reviewed)
Feelix Library Story mornings: Approaching new literacies and working with families to further develop these experiences
Curtin - Feelix Library Story mornings-Approaching new literacies and working w families to further develop these experiences

D'Andrea, F.
"What's the Difference Between a Dimple and a Pimple?": Building Vocabulary for Children with Visual Impairments
D'Andrea - Building Vocabulary for Children with VI

Damsma, P.
Sonokids Ballyland®educational technology - new developments
Damsma - Sonokids Ballyland educational technology-new developments

Damsma, P., and Pagliano, P. (peer reviewed)
Supporting young children who are congenitally blind in the use of the QWERTY keyboard: What does the literature tell us?
Damsma - Supporting young children who are congenitally blind in the use of the QWERTY keyboard

Deverell, L. (peer reviewed)
Sharing power, safety, and dignity of risk: A community model of O&M practice
Deverell - Sharing power, safety and dignity of risk

Doepel, S. (peer reviewed)
Accessing the Australian National Curriculum- what skills and technology do blind students need?
Doepel - Professionals who are Blind Share Education Experience and Advice

Donnelly, M.
Do Touch the Sculptures Tour Guide
Donnelly - Do Touch the Sculptures Tour Guide

Douros, A.
Surviving Secondary School as a blind student
Douros - Surviving secondary school as a blind student

Elford, S.
Vision Impaired resourcing with a 3D printer
Elford - 3D printing of a periodic table

Elliott, R. and Kallaras, P.
Unexplained loss of vision: The importance of a team approach
Elliot - Unexplained Loss of Vision the importance of a team approach

Farouk, B. and Salafabisi, V.
Together towards tomorrow families and professionals: A vision
Farouk, Salafabisi - Together towards tomorrow families and professionals-a vision

Foale, B.
Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Children with a Vision Impairment and Additional Disabilities
Foale - Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Children with a VI & additional disabilities

Gentle, F.
Unified English Braille: International training and research initiatives
Gentle - UEB initiatives

Gilligan, K.
BLENNZ Online communities
Gilligan - BLENNZ Online Spaces

Glynan, D. and West, C.
Striding confidently into the future: A braille learner's 11 year technology journey from the Mountbatten to Google Docs
Glynan, West - Technology Journey

Glynan, D. and West, C.
UEB Maths Resource
Glynan, West - UEB Maths Resource

Good, G.
Emergency plans in schools: Individualised disaster planning for students with impaired vision
Good - Emergency plans in schools

Harte-Fielder, B.N.
Building success in literacy by working together with families
Harte-Fielder - Building Success in Literacy by Working together with Parents

Hartley, S. - Panel (Better Start)
Transition to NDIS
Panel - Better Start - Hartley - Transition to NDIS

Harvey, R.
Auditory adaptations in the science learning environment
Harvey - Auditory adaptations in the science learning environment

Helps, A.
Towards empowerment and independence: Developing skills in self-determination for students who are blind or vision impaired
Helps - Empowerment and Independence-Developing Skills in Self-determination

Jessup, G., Bundy, A., Broom, A., and Hancock, N.
The psychosocial experience of varying everyday activities of high school students who are visually impaired
Jessup, Bundy, Hancock, Broom - The Psych. Experience of Highschool Students w VI

Kersey, J. and Anderson, D.
Gardening mother nature
Kersey, Anderson - Gardening Mother Nature BVI

Kinny, S.
Video conferencing: Together towards tomorrow
Kinny - Video Conferencing-together towards tmw

Laing, K.
Sensory Learning NZ
Laing - Sensory Learning NZ

Lau, M.
Reach and Match
Lau - Reach and Match

Lim, Y.
Accessing smart devices with a vision impairment
Lim - Accessing Smart Devices with VI

Lim, Y.
Introducing the VisiTab: the $100 gift of independence
Lim - Introducing the VisiTab - 100 dollar gift of independence

Linton-Keane, D.
A Guide to University for the High School Student with Vision Impairment
Linton-Keane - TEXT for A guide to university-for the high school student with VI

Linton-Keane, D.
A forward strategy: Transition high school students with vision impairment to university
Linton-Keane, - A Forward Strategy-transitioning high school students with VI to uni

Low, C.
Inclusive Education and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Low - Inclusive education and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Dis

McDonald-Kerr, S.
All brains but no brawn: Creating a strong model for student support group meetings
McDonald-Kerr - All brains but no brawn

McFadden, J. and Gilmour, E.
Professional Learning for Teachers, Resource Teachers: Vision and Teachers’ Aides who support students who are blind, deafblind or low vision
McFadden, Gilmour - Professional Development for Teachers'Aides (1) (3)

McGregor, F.
Strategies for women and professionals for managing the menstrual cycle of women with vision impairments
McGregor, Freya - Managing Strategies For Menstrual Cycle of Women w VI

McKee, C. (peer reviewed)
Supporting parents to support children with vision impairments: How flexible delivery of evidence based training can make a difference
McKee - Supporting Parents to support children w VI

Mochi, A.
Neva's school letter
Mochi - Nevas school Letter

Mochi, A.
Starting school with success: A mother's journey to help her VI daughter integrate into mainstream prep
Mochi - Starting school with Albinism

Ocean, M.
Glasses have become a fashion accessory
Ocean - Glasses Have Become a Fashion Accessory

Pagliano, P.
Closing session
Pagliano - Closing Session SPEVI15

Pagliano, P.
Together towards tomorrow: Sensory prosthetic devices
Pagliano - Sensory prosthetic devices

Palmer, C.
Mathematical Connections: Making it happen for students with vision impairment in inclusive classrooms
Palmer - Mathematical Connections

Palmer, C.
Vision Impairment: The impact on social cognition and social ability
Palmer - The impact of VI

Palmer, C.
The Vision Specialist Teacher as Leader
Palmer - The Vision Specialist Teacher as Leader

Poed, S.
Reasonable adjustments: a vision for equity
Poed - Reasonable Adjustments Version 1

Reese, J.
A better Start: A team approach
Reese - Better Start-A Team Approach

Riessen, K.
Braille, Large Print, PDF, DAISY: Doing it with style!
Riessen - Braille, Large Print, PDF, Ebook-doing it with style

Rix, C., Lonsdale, A. and Monigatti, S.
Facilitating life skills
Rix, Lonsdale, Monigatti - Facilitating life skills

Rolland, P. and Sullivan, A.
Discover from me to you
Rolland, Sullivan - TEXT for Discover from me to you

Schmidt, G.
The family's experience
Schmidt - The Family's experience

Scott, B.
Developing effective collaboration between O&M Specialists, Visiting Teachers, Parents, and Schools
Scott - Developing effective collab

Silveira, S. (peer reviewed)
Addressing NDIS goals: Determining vision impairment severity
Silveira_Addressing NDIS goals Determining vision impairment severity

Weaver, K.
Maps and Models
Weaver - MAPS+MODELS

White, E.
Accessibility and the Australian Curriculum
White - Accessibility of the Australian Curriculum

White, E.
Conference Paper: The Australian Curriculum and students with vision impairments
White - Assignment 3 Conference paper

White, E.
Inclusive physical activities, games and equipment for students with vision impairments in mainstream settings
White - Inclusive games phys act and equipment

White, E.
Reflections on a personal interview
White - RM Interview for Critical Factors presentation

White, E.
Social-based learning approaches for literacy development for students with vision impairments
White - Social based learning approaches for literacy development for students with VI

White, E.
The critical factors: Insights from an interview with a successful person with vision impairments
White - The Critical Factors

Wills, R.
Self-Determination: The journey to motivation and independence
Wills - Self-determination- The Journey to Motivation and Independence

Wolffe, K.
Critical social skills
Wolffe - Critical Social Skills

Wolffe, K.
Polishing the crystal ball
Wolffe - Polishing the Crystal Ball

Wolffe, K
Your expectations: What they really mean
Wolffe - Your Expectations as Parents