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Vision Impairment Conference 2014

​You will find below various PowerPoint presentations created by the speakers at the State-wide Vision Impairment conference held in Brisbane, 20-22 January 2014.

Keynote Speaker - Monday 20th January 2014 Geoff Bowen

Psychologist, State-wide Vision Resource Centre, Victoria

Please click the following links to view the following video presentations:




Vision Specifics

Ursula White - Optometrist PLVC

"Working with the Paediatric Low Vision Clinic - long" (PDF, 2894KB)

"Working with the Paediatric Low Vision Clinic - short" (PDF, 1340KB)


Bronwyn Hein - State-wide Consultant: Vision Impairment (1983-2009)

What is Visual Functioning? (PDF, 1109KB)

What is Cerebral Vision Impairment? (PDF, 978KB)


Jennifer Bevan - Optometrist PLVC and Queensland University of Technology

What are the Causes of Vision Impairment? (PDF, 8712KB)


Legal Discussions

Elizabeth Dickson - Queensland University of Technology Law School

"Disability Standards for Education:  the obligation to make reasonable adjustment and ramifications for schools" (PDF, 320kb)

Professor Joy Cummings - Australian Catholic University

"Reasonable adjustments in assessment for students with visual impairment: What are they?" (PDF, 739kb)

Assessment and Subject Areas

Sue Robinson - Principal Testing Officer NAPLAN Unit Queensland Studies Authority

"Adjustments for students with a disability - NAPLAN and QCS tests" (PDF, 559KB)

"Special Provisions for testing" (PDF, 763KB)

Jacqui Conn - Specialist Music Teacher for Vision Impaired students


Kerri McLean - Speech Language Pathologist - Education Queensland

Communication strategies for students with Visual Impairments (PDF, 1214KB)


Verification and VI Services

Allison Jones - State-wide Verifier Vision Impairment


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