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The VICTA Summer Festival 5-6 Sept 2020!

VICTA Summer Festival is coming 5 - 6 Sept 2020

The VICTA Summer Festival is coming!

We want to put some more fun into the world. That’s why we are launching the VICTA Summer Festival and challenging you to get creative over the summer.

Join in the fun and we will celebrate and showcase everyone’s achievements at our online Summer Festival Weekend from 5 to 6 September 2020.

With five stages and plenty of prizes, there is truly something for everyone. Take a look around our festival site. Be inspired. Get your paint brushes out. Sharpen your pencils. Tune up your guitar.

For all this excitement to happen, we need you!

Get your creative juices flowing and start showcasing your talents. All entries submitted will be entered into our prize draw for the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Simply visit our festival website and decide which tent is for you.

victa.org.uk/festival

Be brave. Be bold. Go big and share your efforts!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at festival@victa.org.uk.

 

VICTA Parent Portal: Lockdown Educational Resources

VICTA Parent Portal Lockdown Educational Resources

VICTA Parent Portal: Educational Resources for Home Schooling

The shutdown of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic has left many parents struggling to find the resources they need to teach their children at home. VICTA has compiled this list to help you in your search, and make this period more enjoyable and less stressful for your family.

Link to all VICTA compiled Lockdown resources  is here: https://www.victaparents.org.uk/covid-19-lockdown-resources/

General education information can be found here:  Education Resource Section.

 

Art,  Design  and Creativity

 

Tinkercad

tinkercad.com

App for 3D design, electronics, and coding


The Artful Parent

facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities


Red Ted Art

redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree

theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Computing

 

Kano Club

club.kano.me/

Coding challenges


Blockly

blockly.games/

Simple coding


Scratch

scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 check out all the other resources on,

link here: https://www.victaparents.org.uk/covid-19-lockdown-resources/

 

Sport and Exercise

 

Eyes-Free Fitness

www.blindalive.com

Audio described workouts for visually impaired people. All programs are free to download. These programs allow you to stretch, strengthen, condition, and tone your body, no matter your level of sight. All of these programs are thoroughly described with extra supplementary audio and text materials available.


5 Exercise Ideas for Blind and Partially Sighted People

https://youtu.be/saw8nD6lOeY

Easy exercises for you to do at home.


Henshaws Sports Advice

https://www.henshaws.org.uk/five-ways-exercise-visual-impairment/

Although the exercise classes listed in this post aren’t currently being run, there is still some great ‘at home’ advice you can take on board

 

 

SEEING Exhibition Project via online workshops and phone calls!

SEEING Exhibition Project with VICTA and the Science Gallery London

Science Gallery London consultation workshop

Health considerations: Considering the current health emergency, we are considering other alternative forms of consultations, like online workshops and phone calls.

The Science Gallery London (SGL) and VICTA are teaming up to deliver a project as part of the SGL’s SEEING Exhibition and season of events which is hopefully  launching 22 July.
This co-created artistic project requires a team of creative young adults with a vision impairment aged 18-25 years to design and lead it.

When: Starts end of April
More details on timescales are available on the application page
Who: 18 to 25 years Organisers: Science Gallery London and VICTA:
Location: Science Gallery London, London Bridge
Cost: Free – see ‘Other Practical Information’ below
Closing Date: 31 March 2020  Find out more and apply

Call for blind and partially sighted participants to consult on upcoming gallery exhibition

We are looking for blind and partially sighted participants that would be willing to take part in consultation workshops about an upcoming exhibition about ‘sight’. The gallery is an incredible space for young people, and it’s working to make their programmes and spaces accessible,

We are mainly looking for participants who are between 15 and 25 years old, but we are very flexible.

In case you are unable to attend the workshop, but you would like to contribute, please get in touch and we will arrange an alternative way.

Date: Saturday 25/04/2020
Time: 11am- 1pm
Contact: Rafie, the workshop organiser, on raffaella.cecilia.14@ucl.ac.uk

About the consultation:

Science Gallery London would like to invite a group of young people (mainly aged 15-25, but older people are welcome) to participate in a 2-hours consultation workshop about accessibility, resources and information for the upcoming exhibition ‘Seeing’ (details below). The workshop will include a presentation about the exhibition, its aims and objectives, the artworks, and the events season that will run alongside the exhibition.

The aim of the consultation is to hear what resources would be interesting for blind & partially sighted visitors and what shape that content could take. We are particularly interested in exploring with the group the scope for and interest in live audio description, tactile models, or recorded audio, amongst other forms. We would like to use the outcomes of the consultation to feed in to designing meaningful forms of content for blind and partially sighted visitors, and to create a long-term commitment within the gallery to the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors.

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 15 on 31st March 2020
  • Aged 25 or under on 22nd July 2020
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

Find out more and apply

 

SEEING Exhibition Project via online workshops and phone calls!

SEEING Exhibition Project with VICTA and the Science Gallery London
Venue:
Science Gallery London, London Bridge
Time:
Closing Date to apply 31 March 2020 - Starts end of April: Event Launches 22 July
Phone:
01908 240 831
Date:
25th April 2020
Cost:
Free


Science Gallery London consultation workshop

Health considerations: Considering the current health emergency, we are considering other alternative forms of consultations, like online workshops and phone calls.

The Science Gallery London (SGL) and VICTA are teaming up to deliver a project as part of the SGL’s SEEING Exhibition and season of events which is hopefully  launching 22 July.
This co-created artistic project requires a team of creative young adults with a vision impairment aged 18-25 years to design and lead it.

When: Starts end of April
More details on timescales are available on the application page
Who: 18 to 25 years Organisers: Science Gallery London and VICTA:
Location: Science Gallery London, London Bridge
Cost: Free – see ‘Other Practical Information’ below
Closing Date: 31 March 2020  Find out more and apply

Call for blind and partially sighted participants to consult on upcoming gallery exhibition

We are looking for blind and partially sighted participants that would be willing to take part in consultation workshops about an upcoming exhibition about ‘sight’. The gallery is an incredible space for young people, and it’s working to make their programmes and spaces accessible,

We are mainly looking for participants who are between 15 and 25 years old, but we are very flexible.

In case you are unable to attend the workshop, but you would like to contribute, please get in touch and we will arrange an alternative way.

Date: Saturday 25/04/2020
Time: 11am- 1pm
Contact: Rafie, the workshop organiser, on raffaella.cecilia.14@ucl.ac.uk

About the consultation:

Science Gallery London would like to invite a group of young people (mainly aged 15-25, but older people are welcome) to participate in a 2-hours consultation workshop about accessibility, resources and information for the upcoming exhibition ‘Seeing’ (details below). The workshop will include a presentation about the exhibition, its aims and objectives, the artworks, and the events season that will run alongside the exhibition.

The aim of the consultation is to hear what resources would be interesting for blind & partially sighted visitors and what shape that content could take. We are particularly interested in exploring with the group the scope for and interest in live audio description, tactile models, or recorded audio, amongst other forms. We would like to use the outcomes of the consultation to feed in to designing meaningful forms of content for blind and partially sighted visitors, and to create a long-term commitment within the gallery to the experience of blind and partially sighted visitors.

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 15 on 31st March 2020
  • Aged 25 or under on 22nd July 2020
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

Find out more and apply

 

Managing Educational Healthcare Plans – Q&A’s with VICTA

Managing EHCPs – Q&A with Gurvinder Kaur VICTA Trustee!

Managing Educational Healthcare Plans – Q&A’s with Gurvinder Kaur

VICTA Trustee Gurvinder Kaur, a solicitor specialising in SEN Law, will be delivering parent information sessions around the country in October. This is a rare opportunity to have your questions answered by a legal professional in this field; whilst Gurvinder will not be able to answer questions relating to personal cases, she will be able to tackle broader general questions and topics. There will be two sessions at each event; a pre 16 session and a post 16 session.

VICTA has worked with Gurvinder to develop a series of FAQs around EHCPs – you can access these here:  https://blindsport.uk/EHCP

There will be two sessions at each event; a pre 16 session and a post 16 session. So far, we have three events confirmed:

• Thursday 8 October 2020 – Kenn Centre, Exeter
• Friday 9 October 2020 – Blatchington Court, East Sussex
• Friday 16 October 2020 – Highfield, Doncaster

To apply to attend one of the sessions, please complete the form via the link below.

https://blindsport.uk/VICTAEHCP

When:

  • Thursday 8 October 2020 – Kenn Centre, Exeter
  • Friday 9 October 2020 – Blatchington Court, East Sussex
  • Friday 16 October 2020 – Highfield, Doncaster

Who: Parents of a visually impaired child

Cost: £5 per person

Closing Date: Friday 26 June 2020