The team will implement a “participatory research approach” to assist in obtaining standardised data according to the needs and expectations of teachers in mainstream and specialised schools for the visually impaired or blind students. The information that this approach follows will regulate the content of the modules that need to be designed. Thereafter, these modules will be tested and modified where needed. The programme will include contact and online modules as well as distance learning to enable specialist teachers in South Africa and neighbouring countries to have access to the qualification’s material.

The project managersanticipate that the proposed qualification will be ready for the first intake of students by 2020.