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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with visual disabilities. We provide Perkins Braillers and Orbit Readers to blind/visually impaired learners in school in order to enable blind learners to read and write in Braille. We regularly review the need for Braille assistive devices in countries that we serve. The current ratio of Brailler machines to learners with visual impairment is 1:3. Our target is to change this ratio to 1:1 ensuring that every blind learner has access to a Braille assistive device. We also review innovative technology and evaluate effectiveness and affordability for those whom we serve including ‘smart’ devices specifically designed for the visually impaired which can provide a ‘quantum leap’ in such assistive devices for Africa. To learn more about how you can help click here or donate below.

BRAILLE PAPER
$50
ORBIT READER
$600
LIFETIME ACCESS
$800
TECH TRAINING
$5000
Raised: $500,000Collect: $2,000,000
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ACCESS TO EDUCATION

Where we operate, we know the number of Braille assistive devices that are needed to ensure that each blind child has access to an assistive device. We want every learner with any kind of visual impairment to have access to quality education. The Orbit Reader 20 is affordable, portable and features 20 refreshable eight-dot braille cells. It is a book reader and a note-taker using an SD card. It can freely and easily communicate between blind and sighted individuals through Bluetooth. So far we have collected 20 percent of the total funds required to purchase the 3000 Orbit Readers 20 needed. You can make a huge difference in the life of a blind child by donating an Orbit Reader 20 which costs 650 dollars.

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Affordable Assistive Technology

25,000

Machines Repaired

950

New Machines

100 Tons

Braille Paper

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Every Day Is A Crisis

Blind children in Africa do not have the same opportunities for education as their sighted peers. The greatest challenge faced by learners with visual impairment is access to Braille assistive devices due to the high cost of Braille equipment and limited access to learning materials. Most learners with visual impairment come from extremely poor households. These conditions result in limited admission for these learners at all levels of education in schools and colleges. Poverty and ignorance are also barriers to access to literacy and education that can provide the foundation for a better life in any circumstance. Those with visual disabilities then have a huge disadvantage for social and economic inclusion. We need your help to support the inclusion at every level for all learners with visual impairment.

We Work in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda
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WE ADVOCATE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED LEARNERS

1.

Tanzania   . East Africa

2000 visually impaired learners across 30 special schools

2.

Kenya   . East Africa

1500 visually impaired learners across 20 special schools

3.

Uganda   . East Africa

1000 visually impaired learners in 40 schools

4.

Malawi   . Southern Africa

650 visually impaired learners in 15 resource centers

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