Our school year is well underway. Through a range of education support interventions, LOFOB reaches 130 children and youth who are blind and visually impaired in early childhood development, primary, secondary, and tertiary education settings. Our education support includes recommendations on placement, reasonable accommodations, and concessions; access to assistive devices/technology, assessment support, volunteers, tutors, study materials, readers, scribes, and transport. It wasn’t until the 1970s that children with disabilities, previously seen as being unable to be educated, were afforded the right to participate in education. Disability rights are human rights and all children, including those with disabilities, have a right to quality education and the support they require.
Help the Spirit Community Foundation to provide the necessary support to young children and adults to develop this vision through the work we do with The League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB).