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tactile images Glossary Term

A method of producing material such as pictures, maps and diagrams in a form which can be understood by touch.
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Transcription/accessible information producer Glossary Term

An agency offering conversion of documents into accessible formats such as Braille, audio, large print and DAISY.
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Text-to-speech (TTS) Glossary Term

Text-to-speech is often used interchangeably with "screen reader" to refer to the vocalisation of information from a screen, but strictly speaking a TTS system reads nothing but text. While this can be a useful aid to partial sight, a blind user will need extra contextual information conferred through visual means (for instance that something is a button in a ribbon or dialogue) or formatting (such as a heading on a webpage).
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Touch screen Glossary Term

A touch screen enables you to control the computer by touching an area of the screen. This might be on a PC, tablet device, mobile phone or electronic kiosk.
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Third Sector Glossary Term

Defined by Cabinet Office as 'voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, charities, cooperatives and mutuals' (see also Voluntary Sector).
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Thyroid eye disease Glossary Term

A condition of the soft tissues such as the fat and muscles surrounding the eyes which is characterised by a period of inflammation and engorgement of these tissues, followed by a healing response.
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Toxoplasmosis Glossary Term

Toxoplasmosis is a common infection from which most patients make a full recovery. However in more serious cases it can spread to the eyes causing loss of sight.
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Training Glossary Term

Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies.
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Transition plan Glossary Term

This is a plan that should form part of the first annual review after the child's 14th birthday and any subsequent annual review. The purpose of the plan is to draw together information from a range of individuals within and beyond the school to plan coherently for the young person's transition to adult life.
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Transitional arrangements Glossary Term

These are legal provisions that provide for a smooth changeover from the legal regime established by the Education Act 1981 and the Education (Special Educational Needs) Regulations 1983, to those established under the Education Act 1993 and the Education (Special Educational Needs) Regulations 1994.
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transport Glossary Term

General term to cover forms of transport such as train, taxi, bus, coach and plane.
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Transport provider Glossary Term

An organisation or agency providing accessible transport such as Community Transport or city-wide shop-mobility services.
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Travel assistance (rail) Glossary Term

Service provided to disabled travellers by individual train companies. This can include provision of ramps, help with getting on and off the train etc. 24 hours notice of requirements requested.
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TV Licence concession Glossary Term

If you're registered blind or live with someone who is, you can get a 50% discount. The licence has to be in the blind person's name - if it isn't you can transfer it by calling TV Licensing.
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