Melissa Fanshawe is a lecturer in the School of Education at University of Southern Queensland. She has twenty years’ experience within Queensland schools as a teacher, advisory teacher, Deputy and Principal. Melissa is a trained teacher for students with vision impairment, gaining her Masters at RIDBC. She is currently completing her PhD in the field of Vision Impairment and enjoys her volunteer roles as an advisor to the board for Vision Australia, Vice-President for SPEVI and the Queensland convenor for the Australian Braille Authority. Melissa is passionate about teaching students with vision impairment the skills to be able to independently access quality education.