Collaboration and networks
COLLABORATION AND NETWORKS
IBOS' role as a national education- and competence centre implies an active participation in national and international knowledge networks and co-operative projects.
IBOS participate in the following networks:
A European network of institutes for the blind.
IBOS is a member of the European network of institutes for the blind ENVITER (European Network for Visually Impaired people for Training, Education and Research).
The network was established in 2001. The purpose is to improve the conditions for blind and partially sighted and the rehabilitation area.
An European working party has been set up, and has the overall purpose to generate projects under European management, and attend to share knowledge experience at the low-vision and rehabilitation area.
Read more at the ENVITER website: www.enviter.eu
International Council for Education of VIP is a global association of individuals and organizations that work for equal access to suitable education of children and youth with visual impairment.
The purpose with this network is to develop and share information about teaching of people with visual handicaps. The target group is professionals and others, who are involved in education and rehabilitation of children and youth with visual impairment. The network lays specific weight on education of employees.
Read more at the ICEVI web site www.icevi.org
"Training for Professionals working with individuals with multiple disabilities and visual impairment on finding jobs and opportunities that benefit society" – in the short version called J.O.B.S. MDVI.
A sub-programm of Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme.
Read more at J.O.B.S. MDVI website
NETWORK FOR PEOPLE WORKING WITH COMMUNICATION
This is a network for people who work with communication within the low-vision area. It was founded at IBOS in 2008. There are participants from IBOS, Nota, The Danish Association of the Blind, The Danish Centre for Visual Impairment, Children and Youth (Synscenter Refsnæs), VIHS, Telehandelshuset, Sensus, and Kommunikationscentret Region Hovedstaden.
NETWORK FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
This is the European network for psychologists that work with people with visual impairment. The purpose of the network is to develop and share experiences between the psychologists involved in the network.
They are working with the following themes:
• Test work
• Different age- and function groups
• Neuro-psychological complex of problems
• Rehabilitating as a mental process
• Visual impairment and emotional/psychiatric disorders
• Vision and brain
Read more at the website for the network: www.enpvi.net
The purpose with the Nordic Visual Impairment Research is to coordinate and start common Nordic science- and development work with in the low-vision area, and at inter-Nordic level to develop a scientist- and development network that draw attention to actual initiatives and starts, supports, and are supervising new scientific- development work.
An important part of the development of the network is to connect relevant and coincident initiatives and groups of employees at a Nordic level, including all organisations that work with visual impairment.
The purpose with this Nordic umbrella organisation is to collect and communicate knowledge about the low-vision area. The group has a duty to report their work to all groups of staff of the member organisations in the Nordic region, and to examine possibilities for common Nordic projects/development work.
Read more at the Novir website at www.novir.net
A network for teachers, consultants, and other professionals who work with people with visual impairment. Read more at www.synsraad.dk