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The Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research - VICTAR

The aims of VICTAR are to:

  • undertake social and educational research in the area of visual impairment; 
  • offer training in the area of visual impairment and education through high quality and relevant professional development programmes; 
  • disseminate our work to ensure it has positive impact.

Underlying this work is the belief that:

'Through education, through research, and through access to appropriate resource sources, the barriers to learning and participation that may be experienced by people with visual impairment can be better understood and reduced'.

The Centre is part of a broader Sensory Team and works directly with colleagues in the fields of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, and Deafblindness / Multi-sensory Impairment. The team is part of the Department of the Disability Inclusion and Special Needs group (DISN) which is the largest group of its kind in the UK.

Who to contact

0121 414 3344

Where to go

Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR)
School of Education
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
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