International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, European region

National Page of Germany

National representatives

Elke Wagner (Dr.)
Stv. Leiterin Tilly-Lahnstein-Schule
Berufliche Schule
Nikolauspflege (Stiftung für blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen)
Am Kräherwald 271, 70193 Stuttgart
Tel.: 0049 711 6564-131, 0049 162 2547-147
Fax: 0049 711 6564-496
E-mail: elke.wagner at nikolauspflege.de

Educational institutions

Elementary/Secondary schools for blind and visually impaired children

Website: http://www.seh-netz.info/schule/

Universities

Universities where to study Pedagogy of the blind and visually impaired.
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Vocational Schools

Vocational training centre for blind and visually impaired people provide training in different professions in the dual educational system.

They offer courses in technology for blind and visually impaired such as courses in mobility, orientation, Braille. The vocational training centre support the integration of blind and visually impaired into the first labour market and the society.

Vocational Rehabilitation

These rehabilitation centres offer vocational rehabilitation and education for adult blind and visually impaired. Vocational rehabilitation courses cover training and retraining. Thereby blind and visually impaired are prepared for professional reintegration and an active participation in social life.
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Projects

ISAR

website: http://www.isar-projekt.de/
ISAR is a project to improve integration of visually impaired pupils into schools. ISAR has an homepage where literature, strategies, methods and materials are collected and provided to everybody who is interested in this issue. These materials contain both the exchange of experiences and didactical practices concerning pupils who are visually impaired.

Associations

DBSV - German Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People

website: http://www.dbsv.org/
The German Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People (DBSV) represents the interests of blind and partially sighted people in Germany. The members of the German Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People are 20 regional organisations which subdivide into 300 district and local organisations.

The purpose of the German Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People is to maintain the social position of blind and visually impaired people and to promote their social and vocational integration.

VBS - Federation of pedagogues of blind and visually impaired education

website: http://www.vbs.eu
The federation represents the interests of blind and visually impaired people at governmental institutions, schools and boarding schools.

Further education in working groups is provided such as the implementation of congresses.

European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education

website: http://www.european-agency.org/site/national_pages/germany/
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education is an independent and self-governing organisation, established by their member countries to act as their platform for collaboration in the field of special needs education.

The National Pages provide key information about special needs education in each of the Agency's member countries. On the german page you will find the contact details of the Agency's National representatives and in addition details and contact information for National Ministries of Education and Special Education Departments as well as key contacts and institutions specialising in special needs education in the country.

Johann-Wilhelm Klein Akademie

website: http://www.jwk-akademie.de/
Johann Wilhelm Klein-Akademie GmbH aims the support, preparations for and execution of education and further education measures primarily in the educational, psychological, medical, social and socio-political area.