The Western Cape Department of Education
MEC Donald Grant will today be handing over new equipment that will improve the
quality of learning for visually impaired learners.
MEC Grant said the new e-braille portable
computer will allow learners to read textbooks electronically in Braille using
electro-mechanical display that raises dots against a flat surface.
Ministerial Spokesperson Bronagh Casey
explains that the department is very delighted to launch a project that will revolutionise
the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners.
Casey said that the directorate for specialized
education support in the Western Cape education department recently conducted a
study that looked at ways in which the department can best support blind
learners by using different technologies and the department has identified different
three devices that could contribute significantly to improving the access to teaching
and learning materials and quality learning by the visually impaired learners.
Casey adds that the department will be
investing more than R1 million in this new technology.
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