This section aims to serves a practical purpose only.
We regularly refer to the same groupings of rights that can become challenging when you have CVI.
Rather than re-write lengthy explanations repeatedly, we will refer to them generically as the Three Rights or individually as
and link back to this section for reference.
We are not making any political statements about the rights of the individual (for further information the United Nations has produced comprehensive reports on Human Rights).
We can only learn from what is perceivable.
Our right learn is not limited to school, but throughout life.
This includes (but is not limited to) the following all being accessible, perceivable and understandable to the individual, as appropriate and needed:
The list is potentially endless, and when considering the person with CVI's Right to Learn, one needs to consider what is relevant to them based on their developmental level, needs and interests.
This includes (where) feasible independent mobility, and habilitation or rehabilitation as appropriate.
The Right to Independence is the individual's right, where possible and as needed to:
Everyone needs people.
CVI can create challenges in relation to social interaction. This is explained throughout this website, particularly in the Behaviours section.
In addition to the three rights we take for granted agreement that individuals have a right to:
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