Assistive Technology in South Africa
Assistive technology in South Africa can help students with disabikities learn with ease. There are low technologies such as graphic organizer worksheet:
Graphic Organizers help students organize their thoughts during the writing process. This helps students with the following disabilities:
- Written expression issues
Then there are cutting edge technologies such as:
- Smartphone apps
- Inclusive software
These types of assistive technology in South Africa is easily accessed in free training centers. At Action we not only give skills for using these, we also offer advanced computer training that makes a huge difference to students with disabilities.
Text to Speech
This software is designed to help students with disabilities who struggle with standard print. People who need text to speech have the following disabilities:
- Partially blind
- Learning disabilities
This is a handhekd device that reads print out loud. It has a high-resolution camera that captures the text and converts it to digital text and reads it out to the student. Words are highlighted during playback and read out loud.
Sip-and-puff systems are useful for students who are physically disabled. With this device a student can control a computer, mobile device or technological applications. All they need to do is move the device with their mouth. It is similar to a joystick and the student can move the controller and click on something they wish to open.