The Foundation provides support to modernise teaching at Voronezh Residential School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children №3

21 March 2014

As part of the framework of Support Programme for Visually Impaired Children , the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation supported Voronezh Residential School for Blind and Visually Impaired Children № 3 with a project for the modernisation of the education process. In early 2014, the school received a new set of specialised equipment: a computer media centre, a voice-activated screen access program and video magnifiers.

The media centre includes: laptops, a multimedia projector and an interactive whiteboard with touch control capabilities. These devices will make it much easier for children with visual impairments to read large bright writing made with virtual ink — it’s a considerable improvement from conventional chalk on blackboard.

The voice-activated speech screen control will allow visually impaired and blind children to work on the computer and use the internet, as the program transmits all voice commands onto the screen. The video magnifiers are another opportunity to make learning safer, more comfortable and efficient.

The new equipment will be very beneficial in the training and education of children with sight conditions, helping them reach higher levels of autonomy and independence.

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