Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Kathryn Sedarati


I boarded at Ripon Grammar School (UK) in the 1970s, my father was a pilot in the air force which meant we were always moving around. I left school at 16 and enrolled at Secretarial College but after having my family I started to help out in schools later on getting a job with the Council and trained in the use of braille. I have worked for Wigan Education Sensory Team (SSET) for over 20 years. I work alongside teachers supporting and promoting effective communication, learning and attainment and enable access to the learning environment. I support the team in improving outcomes for young people with a sensory impairment.

My daily tasks include:

  • Preparing braille and tactile resources for VI students to access the curriculum.
  • Supporting HI students when required.
  • Implementing and developing individual programmes together with the Specialist Teacher.
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people.
  • Working with young people in class and one-to-one.
  • Training Teaching Assistants/staff.
  • Using appropriate equipment and software, Duxbury, embosser, prodigy, braille note, iPad

Posts by Kathryn Sedarati

Title Type of Post Created on
Creating a Christmas Story Bucket Using Pen Friend Strategies 12/21/2021
Can You Count in Twos? Strategies 02/07/2017
Tracking Activities for Pre-Braille Learners Strategies 12/26/2016
Festive Christmas Stocking Game Strategies 12/13/2016
A Braille Christmas Tree and Snowman Picture Strategies 12/09/2016