Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports. We have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied. We provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support. Local Groups offer the opportunity for recreational adaptive skiing.
Cerebral Visual Impairment (commonly referred to as CVI) is a form of visual impairment caused by the brain not being able to process information from the eyes passing along the visual pathways in the brain. It is the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world. The CVI society have a website dedicated to the condition where parents can find advice on understanding how a child with CVI sees the world, useful contacts and links to the latest research studies.
This illustrated eight page booklet helps explain nystagmus to children in the form of simple questions and answers such as “Will I get made fun of?” and “Will my nystagmus go away?”...
Many schools already find “Wobbly Eyes” a great help in classes where one or more children have nystagmus as this comment from a teacher in Scotland shows: “Wobbly Eyes is excellent.
We use it a lot and it is much appreciated. They say you should write for a target audience with an age of 12 and this was written with input from an 8 year old, so that clearly helps.”
Some parents have recommended the website www.familyconnect.org based in the US as a good source of useful information for parents The site is full of inspirational stories and contains many hints and tips on helping you and your child learn independence and self-help skill.
ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children’s books with added braille.Their books all have braille (or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share. There are over 13,000 books in the collection, including tactile board books, simple stories for young children and stimulating books for newly fluent readers.