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Papers 2021 Conference

In 2021, South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) hosted its first virtual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential health risks associated with in-person events. The Virtual 2021 SPEVI Conference took place from 18 - 19 January 2021. Over two full days, national and international practitioners and researchers built on the Conference theme ‘Celebrating Change’ to explore and celebrate all that had changed in the field of vision education and services as a result of lockdowns and remote teaching;

Listed below are keynotes, papers and posters that were presented at the conference, listed alphabetically on authors' names.
In the top menu, click on the name of the presentation you wish to view. Doing this will take you to the relevant section of the page where you can download the paper presentation, poster, or watch the video where available. Please use appropriate referencing. Published with authors' consent.

Keynote Presentations
Papers
Posters

 

Bennison, E.

Day 1: Keynote Presentation

Cushman, C.

Day 2: Keynote Presentation: Celebrating change through online resources - Paths to Literacy and Active Learning Space

Anderson, L. and Kaine, N.

EmployAbility and Meaningful Participation – is it all talk or are we taking steps to make a difference?

Andrew, J.

Positioning for Visual Access

Andrew, J.

Learning to Move

Brusegaard, C.

Identifying Barriers to Inclusive Education for Children who are Blind and Visually Impaired in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Carpenter, D.

Experiences of families raising child who is DeafBlind and teacher responses to shared experience

Casey, C. and Jones, A.

From Emergent to Independent Readers: Documenting what expert teachers know about Braille Learning Progression

Damsma, P.

Discovering sonification: where to begin
Discovering sonification-where to begin

Duncan, S. and Jack, K.

A journey of mutual learning: How an effective partnership between education and development stakeholders in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand made a difference to vision education services in Papua New Guinea
A journey of mutual learning

Fanshawe, M.

Update on the national accreditation of the Expanded Core Curriculum
Update on the national accreditation of the Expanded Core Curriculum

Fanshawe, M. and Cain, M.

Perspectives of parents: what's working in mainstream schools today
Perspectives-of-parents

Garrett, C.

How a Tactile Maths Grid becomes a Tactile Town

Gentle, F., Howse, J., and Cashmore, C.

Mathematics in Unified English Braille: Features and challenges

Holloway, L.

3D printing for touch readers - updates and resources for educators

Holloway, L. and Virdi, N.

3D printing in classroom
SPEVI 3D printing in classroom

Izzard, P. & Zabrowarny, C.

Song Play for young children who are blind or have low vision: An online early childhood music Program

McCormack, G.

Stories enhanced through essential everyday experiences

McCormack, G. and Carpenter, D.

A multi-state 'Family Story Time'

Moyle, D.

Travel Tech - A new reality for travel

Patti, L. and Abbracciavento, C.

Celebration of Change within the Classroom of a Student with CVI
Celebration of Change within the Classroom of a student with CVI

Price, K.

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) - the transition from face to face sessions to an online platform

Richards, W.

Music School: The Virtual Experience

Rudinger, B. and Ericson, K.

Remote Learning for Students with Visual Impairments: Highlights & Challenges
Remote Learning for Students with Visual Impairments

Stevns, T. and Christensen Baillieu, L.

How to empower students to be self-sufficient when converting educational material for online classes
How to empower students to be self-sufficient when converting educational material for online classes

Voorn, W.

SenseMath, making sense of math
SenseMath - making sense of math

Posters:

Anderson, L. and Wu, T.

LEGO Braille Bricks, all about braille and bricks

Churchill, S., and Cloaninger, J.

Virtual O & M Resources
Virtual O_M resources

Garrett, C.

Vacuum Formed Graphics as a Bridge between 3 & 2D for Young Touch Readers
Vacuum formed graphics as a bridge between 3 and 2D for young touch readers

 

Richards, W. and Howell, J.

Braille Music Retreat

Silveira, S.

Australian children with CVI - using what we know now to improve future approaches
Poster_Australian children with CVI - using what we know now to improve future approaches

Stevns, T. and Christensen Baillieu, L.

Hide&Seek by RoboBraille