This presentation explored evidence collected by the Longitudinal Transitions Study: a 11 year longitudinal qualitative study which has followed the post-school experiences of 80 young people with vision impairment and their progression into the labour market. During this session we focused on the different pathways pursued by the young people, giving consideration to the various enablers and barriers which have impacted upon their journeys. In particular we considered how well prepared the young people felt for life after school, and for fulfilling their potential. 

The Longitudinal Transitions Study has been conducted by researchers at Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research, School of Education, University of Birmingham. The study has been funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, Nuffield Foundation and Royal National Institute of Blind People. More information is available here

Presenter: Rachel Hewett, University of Birmingham

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