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IDV - Institut pour Déficients Visuels

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About us: 

The Institute for blind and visually impaired children and adults in Luxembourg (Institut pour Déficients Visuels) has two main missions:
 

     1 - Supporting children and young people in elementary and secondary school as well as at university.

 

- Age of students: 3 years to end of formal education
- Impairment: visually impaired children and also children with specific complex educational needs
- The IDV does not have its own class rooms. All the students are attending regular school or schools for children with complex educational needs. The itinerant special educational assistants are implementing all the measures necessary to make education in mainstream schools possible
Special training at home, in the community or in our Institute

 

     2 - Special courses in adult education for people with visual impairments:

- Adult education at the IDV offers more than 50 different courses for blind and visually impaired people (http://inscriptions.idv.lu/ (link is external) [1] )
 

In addition to these main objectives, the IDV also does assessments for Assurance Dépendance - equipment for independence at home - and cooperates with the Ministry of Work/ Service Integration for impaired (here visually) adult people.

We have a multi-disciplinary team which includes:  

- Specialist teachers
- Regular school teachers
- Music and Art Teacher
- Educators
- Social Pedagogues
- Physiotherapists
- Psychologists and Neuro-Psychologist
- Orientation & Mobility Teachers
- Ophthalmologist (Consultant)
- Low-Vision Orthoptist and Low-Vision Trainers
- Transcribers
- IT Specialists and IT Teachers

We provide services such as:

- Early education
- School services
- Vocational services
- Leisure, culture, music
- Social services
- Independence, mobility
- Resource centre
- IT
- Low vision training