Itinerant teachers at regular schools
By deploying itinerant educational support at regular schools, Visio makes it possible for a blind or partially sighted child to attend a regular school together with their neighbourhood friends. This way, the child can attend school in a familiar environment, can build their own circle of friends close to home and gradually learn to go to school independently.
The basic principle is always: Ordinary if possible, special when needed.
Visio education provided itinerant support for pupils from the age of four to at least twenty years, in primary school, special education systems, in all types of senior secondary (vocational) education and if necessary at the beginning of bachelor or master studies.
An itinerant teacher supports a students with a visual impairment to participate in the best possible way in the regular school system.
They offer advice to the regular teachers about suitable learning environment for school, classroom and practical lessons and the adaptation of teaching materials. And inform the school, parents/care takers and fellow students about the practical consequences of the visual impairment. They also support and advice with assistive ware and certain skills / techniques such as reading and writing (in braille). Thanks to guidelines, counselling and the acquired skills, the pupil can attend regular education together with their sighted classmates.
Social safety and privacy
Visio has a legally required social safety policy for all her students. Itinerant teachers are alert to signs of insecurity and bullying. All employees by Visio know how to act if there is a suspicion of child abuse or sexual abuse and there are three officers for social safety appointed specially for itinerant teachers and their students.
Visio handles personal data of all students with the upmost care, according to privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our policy regarding students personal data can be requested at the schools administration.
Visio help desk
Visio education has some help desks for visually impaired students and their regular and itenerant teachers, parents and care takers. These desks are also available for everyone who has something to do with guidance or education of visually impaired students, inside and outside of Visio. The subjects for which help desks are present are math, physics, biology, chemistry and physical education.
Visio Education Help Desk (in Dutch)
List of contact information of schools (in Dutch)