Provision of Adaptive Computer Technology to Blind and Visually Impaired School Teachers in Kenya
There are currently more than 2,000 practicing Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) teachers in Kenya. Over 95% of them work in mainstream schools, where they face huge challenges in adapting to the prevailing able-bodied environment and resources
This project will equip more than 100 BVI Kenyan teachers with computers, cutting-edge ‘adaptive’ software which will allow them to access teaching materials and the training and support that they need to enable them to use the technology effectively. This will greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which the teachers will be able to independently access, manage and store a wealth of material crucial to their teaching practice - and will do so at an affordable price. This will also enable them to significantly enrich the quality of their students' education.