In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?
If children and young people with visual impairment need help with everyday tasks.
Where is this equipment used?
Home, college and sometimes loaned for home use.
Who does this equipment belong to?
The Visual Impairment Team (if VI Team funded) otherwise school or via EHC Plan.
Typical Lifespan of equipment
As long as servicable.
Who recycles this equipment?
The Visual Impairment Team.
How is it recycled? What is the process used?
Condition is checked and if suitable reissued.
Is regular maintenance required?
Yes, checking condition.
Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?
The Qualified Habilitation Specialist.
How is maintenance undertaken?
Check general condition and safety.
Is regular cleaning required?
Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?
School staff or student.
How is cleaning undertaken?
Soapy water or 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 Habilition Specialist.
Are regular reviews and maintenance undertaken?
What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?
Disposed of via Local Authority recycling depot.
Is insurance required?