Rory Cobb is a teacher of children with visual impairment and has worked in a number of roles for the RNIB since entering the field as a history teacher at New College Worcester in 1982. He coordinates RNIB’s services for education professionals in mainstream education and is the lead tutor on Partners in Learning, RNIB’s accredited course for teaching assistants.
Rory has a special interest in access to the curriculum and examinations, working closely with awarding bodies and government agencies to improve provision for blind and partially sighted learners in public exams. In 2008 he completed an MPhil on this subject at Birmingham University, where he is also a regional tutor on the distance training course for teachers of children with visual impairment. Rory has been chair of the annual VIEW conference since 2003.