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Vision Assistive Technology

The Vision Assistive Technology (VAT) category covers the following:

  • Equipment to support the needs of a person who is blind, deafblind or who has a vision impairment.

For example:

  • monoculars and magnifier

  • specialised computer hardware and software

  • braillers.

Who is eligible?

The following health professionals can apply for accreditation:

  • occupational therapist

  • optometrist

  • service coordinator with a specialist service provider.

What are the accreditation requirements?

You will need to:

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When does this accreditation expire?

There is no expiry date for this category and no ongoing requirements. But you must keep up to date with Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People accreditation changes