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Children with vision impairments


Service Aims

The VI Service aims to ensure equal access to education for pupils with a vision impairment and endeavours to equip young people with strategies, skills and knowledge that promote independence in learning and life.

Working in Partnership

The Vision Impairment Service works in partnership with families and schools offering support, advice and information regarding vision loss. We liaise with professionals such as Orthoptists, Ophthalmologists, Integrated Services for Children with Disabilities Team (CWD), Pupil Support Services, Portage, Educational Psychologists and other agencies*.

*with permission, in line with GDPR guidelines.

Tameside Vision Impairment Service
Ryecroft Hall
Manchester Road
M34 5ZJ
Phone: 0161 342 4029
For adult vision impairment service please contact: 0161 922 4888


VI Offer 

VI Leaflet

RNIB eye conditions


VI Tech Week! Sign up for free technology workshops with VICTA.

The workshops

Technology support in education and at home

Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Technology showcase

Thursday 16 May, 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Managing transitions and developing technology skills for later life

Friday 17th May (1pm to 2pm)

The workshops are free to attend but you must pre-apply for your place before the closing date on Friday 3 May 2024.

Apply for your place on the workshop

Have you ever wanted to try VI rowing? Would you like to find out how you can get involved?
VICTA are exploring the interest in rowing for children and young people with a vision impairment.
If VI rowing is something that you would like to investigate further, then click the link below and fill out the interest page on the VICTA website!
Please note, British Rowing suggest participants are a minimum age of 12 to start getting involved.

Tameside Music Service.
Infant, junior and youth choirs.
Weekly rehearsals during term time.
Birch Lane Centre, Birch Lane, Dukinfield.
Regular concert performances around Manchester.

Choir love performing with us

Better Places are a series of picture books to help children think about how places can be made better for disabled people.
The first book in the series is Better Places Nicky and Candy's Street and explore the barriers blind and visually impaired people might face with the opportunity for the reader to put them right.
As well as the books, Ben Andrews, author of Better Places, who is also visually impaired, school visits to deliver interactive readings of his books, question and answer sessions with students and lesson plans on how we can make places better in the real world. 
If this would be of interest to you, you can learn more about Better Places, buy the books and book author visits at

VICTA Young Achievers Award
Be the best you can!
If you are aged 10 years old and under, from January 2023.
January to March – Science
April to June – Nature
July to September – Community
October to December – Create
Find out more about VICTA Young Achievers Award