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Electronic Magnifier

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?

To help children and young people with certain levels of visual impairment make printed materials big enough to see efficiently.

Where is this equipment used?

School or college.

Who does this equipment belong to?

Depending on source of funding, the VI Team or school but may accompany student to next setting.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

As long as it is servicable.

Who recycles this equipment?

The  Visual Impairment Team.

How is it recycled? What is the process used?

Condition is checked and if suitable equipment is re-issued.

Is regular maintenance required?

No, only checking function and PAT testing.

Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

The Visual Impairment Team or school.

How is maintenance undertaken?

Maintenance is undertaken if the item is faulty.

Is regular cleaning required?

Yes, screen and work area.

Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

School staff or student.

How is cleaning undertaken?

Antibacterial wipes.

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

As required, based on useage or change of student circumstances.

Who should review the equipment?

A Qualified Teacher of Visually Impaired.

Are regular reviews and maintenance undertaken?

No.

What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?

Deregistered from inventory and held as a spare for parts, or disposed of via LA Refuse recycling depot.

Is insurance required?

No.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Sensory Inclusion Service
Telephone
01902 555910
E-mail
robert.tipton@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Website
Sensory Inclusion

Where to go

Name
c/o Warstones Primary School
Address
Warstones Road
Penn
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV4 4LU

Other Details

Costs

Details
Equipment is funded via EHCP funding (High Needs Block) either directly or via the school in receipt of funding for EHCP. If no EHCP school.

Availability

Age Ranges
0 - 19 (19-25 dependant on funding)
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Who can make referrals for assessment for equiment?

A Qualified Teacher of Visually Impaired (QTVI)

How is assessment accessed?

Via service referral system or if already on caseload.

How is need assessed?

Through assessment by Qualified Teacher of Visually Impaired (QTVI).

How long will the assessment take and when will be the equipment be provided?

The assessment period varies as part of functional vision assessment. Equipment will be provided within four to six weeks depending on supplier stock and budget cycle.

Will equipment be provided new or recycled?

Usually new, but may recycle returned equipment.

How is equipment provided?

By equipment supplier or by QVTI.

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?

Yes.

Record Last Updated on: 27/08/2021

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