The 2017 Biennial SPEVI Conference "Shining the Light on Vision Education" took place in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) from 8th to 12th January 2017. This successful event brought together the best minds in vision education from around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific with participation from the UK and Denmark.
Listed below are papers that were presented at the conference. 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.
Physical health as illuminated by youth with vision impairment: Implications for physical education & health programs
Anderson - Physical health as illuminated by youth with VI-Implications for physical education and health programs
The relationship between the infantilisation of blind adults and teaching techniques used with blind children
Bell - The relationship between the infantilisation of blind adults and teaching techniques used with blind children
Authentic outcomes form a PhD in vision impairment: Positives, Pitfalls, and Publishing
Brown -Authentic outcomes from a PhD in VI-Positives, Pitfalls, and Publishing
Butler, M., Holloway, L., and Marriott, K.
3D printing for the classroom
Butler, Holloway, Marriott - 3D Printing for the classroom
Uncover the hidden affect of vision impairment
Conyard - Uncover the Hidden Affect of VI
Augmented reality headsets and vision impairment applications
Cracknell - Augmented Reality Headsets and VI Applications
Touch, Flick, Learn: A hands-on approach to technology education for young students with vision impairment
Damsma - Touch, Flick, Learn-A hands-on approach to technology education for young students with VI
De Silva, N.
Kids Konnect: Collaborative explorative learning
De Silva - Kids Konnect-Collaborative Explorative Learning
Shining light on Art history and Art appreciation for Students with Vision Impairments
Donnelly - Shining light on Art history and Art appreciation for students with VI
Scaffolding sensory learning: How other people shape our perceptions
Downey - Scaffolding sensory learning
Lighting the way through the home: Development of early braille literacy
Fanshawe - Lighting the way though the home-Development of early braille literacy
Farouk, B., and Salafabisi, V.
Shining the light on vision education
Farouk, Salafabisi - Shining the light on vision education
Shining the light on principles, best practice and professional standards of learners with vision impairment in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries
Gentle - Shining the light on principles, best practice and professional standards for learners with vision impairment in Australia, NZ and Pacific Island countries
Seeing the world through their eyes: Teaching Geography to students who are blind and vision impaired
Gower - Seeing the world through their eyes- Teaching geography to students who are BVI
Much to do about nothing at school
Jessup - Much to do about nothing at school
Montesorri: The ideal program for students with sensory impairment
Joint - Montessori-The ideal program for children with a sensory loss
Jones, S., and Rattray, S.
Whole school approach to literacy for braille and print readers
Jones, Rattray - Whole school approach to literacy for braille and print readers
Jones, S., and Sims, R.
Assistive Technologies in the classroom: Outcomes for Primary School students of various ages
Jones, Sims - Assistive Technologies in the classroom-Outcomes for primary school students of various ages
Jones, S., and Sims, R.
Shared Visions: SA School for Vision Impaired & Restless Dance Theatre
Jones, Sims - Shared Visions-SA School for VI and Restless Dance Theatre
Preparedness of vision impaired students for future employment: Views of students, families, and vision support teachers
Kain - Preparedness of VI students for future employment
Language and Literacy for People with Low Vision and Dyslexia
Kirkman - Language and literacy for people with low vision and dyslexia
Krautz, J., and Lynn, T.
Krautz, Lynn - Weelchair fun
McLean, K., and Culpo, L.
Scratching away: Creating a communication community in a school for students with complex communication needs, high physical needs and a vision impairment
McLean, Culpo, Wellard - Scratching away - Creating a communication community in a school for students with complex communication needs, high physical needs and vision impairment
Minniss, J., and Nalepa, B.
Beginning with Braille: An Advisory Teacher’s Perspective on teaching braille to young children with severe vision impairment in mainstream school
Minniss, Nalepa - Beginning with Braille-An advisory teachers perspective on teaching braille to young children with severe VI in a mainstream school
Innovation & Application: Apple Accessibility in Education
Morrow - Innovation and Application-Apple accessibility in education
Shining a light on new thinking on neuroplasticity: Lessons for the classroom
Pagliano - Shining a light on new thinking on neuroplasticity-Lessons for the classroom
ABA - Who we are - Rules & guidelines for formatting braille
Riessen - ABA-Who we are- Rules and guidelines for formatting braille
Rix, C., and Paradigm, P.
Developing employment skills through Camp Joe - a collaboration between Vision Australia, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and New Zealand Blind Foundation
Rix, Paradigm - Developing employment skills through Camp Joe
Parents engaging in learning of children?
Schmidt - Parents engaging in the learning of our children
Belonging, Being & Becoming: Implementing O&M within the Early years framework Scott - Belonging, being and becoming-Implemeting orientation and mobility within the early years learning framework
SensusAccess – a self-service approach to promote fluency, independence and inclusion amongst vision impaired students
Stevns - SensusAccess - A self service approach to promote self sufficiency, independence and inclusion amongst vi students
Low Vision Aid Use in Australian Schools
Turnbull - The Use of Optical Low Vision Aids in Aust schools
Helping families light the way in the learn-to-swim process
White - Helping families light the way in the learn-to-swim process for their child with VI
Using criterion referenced assessment to illuminate the digital literacy capability of students with disabilities: A PhD study
White - Using criterion-referenced assessment to illuminate the digital literacy capability of students with disabilities- A PhD study
CVI in the classroom
Williams - Cerebral VI in the classroom
Support and treatment for CVI – what’s the evidence?
Williams - Support and treatment for CVI - whats the evidence