An outward looking centre of excellence
in the education of children with visual impairments
About the Specialist Outreach Service
The Specialist Outreach Service, based at Priestley Smith School, supports Children and Young People (CYP) with vision impairment 0-19 (25 in some cases) across the whole of Birmingham under a Service Level Agreement with the Local Authority. Services to CYP VI educated within Birmingham are free at the point of delivery.
There is also a limited chargeable traded services offer for those who do not meet the service eligibility criteria, including for students in Further Education colleges, Students in higher Education Establishments, like University and those with disabilities other than vision impairment.
It comprises three distinct areas of support, Habilitation, ( Orientation and Mobility and Independent Living Skills Training), Reprographics, ( Braille and Tactile Diagram production) and Specialist VI Technical Services ( Repair, training and support for specialist adaptive devices, hardware and software used by children and young people with vision impairments).
There is more information on each of the Services on the dedicated web pages above.
Alternatively, if you have specific query you can contact the Outreach Services Administrator,
Mrs J.Shale or 0121 325 3915 Monday - Thursday 9.30am -2.15pm