Elizabeth McCann

Teaching Fellow


I am currently on a part-time secondment to the University from my post as a teacher for children with a visual impairment. 

I originally qualified as a Primary Teacher and taught in a mainstream school. I applied for a two year secondment with the visual impairment service in the local authority as I thought this would be interesting. Twenty years later and I have honed my knowledge of visual impairment working in several different local authorities and a short spell in Ontario, Canada. My remit has involvement with children, young people, and their families from birth to 18 years of age. I have a particular interest in teaching braille.

I have contributed to Scottish Sensory Centre courses on the subject of early literacy for blind children.

I was involved in writing the competences for teachers with visual impairment in Scotland.

Postgraduate teaching

I will be teaching on the MSc in Inclusive Education, specifically the Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Impairment.

Semester 1 course: Assessing Pupils and Students with Visual Impairment (EDUA11245)

Semester 2 course: Issues and Strategies for Teaching and Learning - Visual Impairment (EDUA11247)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?