We got together to sing on “Dot Power Day”, a day for children who are blind to come together to learn about braille. The theme was the Paralympics and the children sang “I’m going to the Paralympics, I’m going to be an athlete!” They experienced running, cycling, javelin, long jump and shot put, learnt accessible ways to measure each sport and heard about the vision impaired athletes representing Australia in Rio this year!
In Victoria, children who are blind attend their local school with support, and may be the only blind child in their school or extended community. This can lead to a sense of isolation. At Dot Power, children 4 – 8 years old are empowered by learning and singing together. It’s more enjoyable to read braille music along-side other braille readers. Our Paralympics song is all about the joy and optimism of our children imagining themselves as future athletes!
The Statewide Vision Resource Centre supports children with vision impairments by reformatting curriculum resources, running educational programs and professional development. Over 80 children from years 4 – 10 attend our Support Skills Program in small groups for 1 – 2 full days per term. Find us at: www.svrc.vic.edu.au
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