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Information and Advice

How to sign ‘Evening’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Evening".

How to sign ‘Goodnight’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Goodnight".

How to sign ‘Hydropool’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Hydropool".

How to sign ‘Lady’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Lady".

How to sign ‘Man’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Man".

How to sign ‘Nurse’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Nurse".

How to use a Perkins Brailler

The Perkins brailler is an essential tool for blind and visually impaired children.

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader to access Youtube

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader with Internet Explorer to access Youtube.

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader to open a file

This video shows how to open a file using the JAWS Screen Reader.

Mindfulness for pupils with visual impairment and complex needs

Mindfulness sessions are used at the Royal Blind School to teach pupils to recognise their emotions and to learn strategies to deal with stressful experiences.

Mobility cane or guide dog?

For blind or partially sighted people, the choice between using a cane or a guide dog is often a personal one.

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