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Education Committee to be briefed on Services for School Children with Visual Impairments

Synopsis: The Committee for Education will receive briefings from Departmental Officials and from Education and Library Board representatives on the provision of services for school children with visual impairments.

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 29 April 2014

The Committee for Education will receive briefings from Departmental Officials and from Education and Library Board representatives on the provision of services for school children with visual impairments.

The Committee is following up on concerns raised by organisations working with the visually impaired in respect of poor early detection of vision problems in school children leading to educational attainment  problems and a reported lack of joined-up support for schools and affected families.  

Time:             10am

Date:              Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Venue:           Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings

The full meeting agenda is available here 

This meeting will be open to the public and will also be streamed live on the Northern Ireland Assembly Website via the following link: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Live-Coverage/

Media Opportunities

Interviews with the Chairperson of the Committee, Mervyn Storey MLA, may be available upon request. 

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