Support for children who are blind or have low vision

Learn about the support that can be provided for children who are blind or have low vision.

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  • Educators, Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau
  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • All Early Learning Services

Support including Resource Teachers: Vision can aid in the education of children who are blind or have low vision, when accessed.


BLENNZ is a national network with resource centres across the country. They employ specialist teachers to support children and students at their local early childhood education centres or schools.

Resource Teachers: Vision

BLENNZ employs specialist teachers called Resource Teachers: Vision (RTVs).

RTVs assess a child or student’s needs in either a classroom, in a one-to-one setting or at home. They team up with other staff and specialists to provide the most appropriate support.

RTVs work with teachers and families to set achievement goals and create learning plans for children and students who are blind or have low vision.

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