Mike McLinden


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Mike McLinden is Co-director of the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research (VICTAR). His research interests in the field of visual impairment have been primarily concerned with the identification and reduction of potential barriers to learning and participation for children with sensory impairment including those with complex needs. Particular themes within this focus have included:

Role of touch in the learning experiences of children with visual impairment
Haptic exploratory strategies and children who are blind with additional needs
Early literacy/communication (including Moon, objects of reference, tactile symbols)
Role of low vision aids for children with visual impairment and additional needs
Effective curriculum access for children with multiple disabilities

1995 …2023

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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