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Hertfordshire Send Local Offer

The Visual Impairment specialists are qualified teachers who work with parents and professionals to support children and young people, whose visual impairments have a significant impact on their development and access to the curriculum.


What we do

If you are concerned about your child's sight, you can contact us for general advice.

We offer a range of advice and teaching including:

  • Early developmental skills and visual development
  • Modification of educational materials
  • Specialist assessment and training in mobility, independent travel and daily living skills
  • Support accessing specialist technology
  • Advice on special arrangements for internal and external examinations and assessments
  • Contribution to statutory assessment, annual reviews and individual programmes of work
  • Environmental audits on educational provisions
  • Training for professionals

How to access the service

Once a diagnosis of visual impairment is confirmed, families
or professionals can make a request via a Service Request form. This requires a parent/carer signature and must be emailed to the local area team: 

North Herts & Stevenage 

St Albans & Dacorum  

East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield 

Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere 

A Specialist Advisory Teacher will contact you and/or your child's school or setting and arrange a visit to discuss support needs.

All SEND queries can also be directed to the main children's services number: 0300 123 4043.