Interview with Krupali from Thomas Pocklington Trust

CENMAC student ambassador Khamani recently interviewed Krupali Parshotam the Education Policy Coordinator at Thomas Pocklington Trust. Krupali has a vision impairment and is a white cane user. Khamani was interested to find out more about Krupali’s job and the assistive technology she uses in everyday life.

What is the Thomas Pocklington Trust?

The Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people focusing on Education, Employment and Engagement.

What is the role of the Education Policy Coordinator?

Krupali has a very varied role spending a large amount of time reading through different education policies made by the government. This is to ensure that blind and partially sighted get an equitable education with the same access to education as everyone else.

Engaging with MPs and talking to civil servants working for the Department for Education is a very interesting part of the job. Networking with other charities such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Guide Dogs as well as a wider sector charities helps to raise awareness for other students with disabilities as well.

CENMAC student ambassador Khamani interviewing Krupali from Thomas Pocklington Trust
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What support does the Thomas Pocklington Trust provide for students?

Thomas Pocklington Trust provides support for students who are 11+ including lots of resources and information. For example, information about starting secondary school, accessing resources, further education  and technology.

Access the support

The team at Thomas Pocklington Trust are happy to answer any questions you might have. You can contact them directly at email: or follow them on Twitter.

Find out more about Krupali

To find out more about Krupali and her role at the Thomas Pocklington Trust, the assistive technology she uses in everyday life, her advice for children and young people with vision impairment as well as her top three thoughts on improvements that could be made for people with vision impairments listen to the interview.

Listen to the interview

Listen to Khamani's interview with Krupali from Thomas Pocklington Trust