Queen Alexandra College
Queen Alexandra College (registered charity 1065794) is a specialist college for people who are blind or vision impaired, as well as catering for those on the Autistic Spectrum (including individuals with Asperger's Syndrome), those with moderate to severe learning difficulties, students with physical disabilities and those with other needs. Based in Birmingham, we are a national college, with students from across the UK joining us on a residential or day basis.
Our mission statement is to “create challenging learning opportunities for people with visual impairment and/or other disabilities to realise their potential to work and to live independently”, helping them to develop skills and confidence in education and employment, ultimately helping them help themselves.
We have over 190 students, all of whom have one disability, but many have more than one. Whether a residential or day student, a stimulating, high quality environment is key to a successful learning experience for all… and that’s where we come in!
The Government funding we receive covers student fees but does not cover major projects or specialist equipment and resources. We rely on generosity of our friends and supporters to help provide such resources and make things happen. Your help and support will make a big difference, whatever the value of your donation.
£10 – helps buy a Braille or large print newspaper
£50 – helps buy a Braille or large print book
£100 – helps provide specialist sports and leisure equipment
£250 – helps a student participate in an off site experience such as sailing
£500 – helps upgrade equipment and IT so that it is accessible to everyone
£1000 – helps towards the cost of a minibus with disabled access