Empowering The Visually Impaired Through Skills

Empowering the visually impaired isn’t an activity many seeing people think about. There are many obstacles for the visually impaired such as financial, psychological and emotional ramifications. We need to become aware of the painful discrimination in all areas of the lives of the visually impaired.

Imagine your life in darkness and all you have is your other senses to rely on when moving around a building or something we deem simple like making a cup of coffee. There are many things that disempower and make you feel worthless.

At Action, we aim to address this type of discrimination. The lack of empowerment for the blind and disabled is a form of discrimination. In a world where people are supportive of the weak and helpless, we see very little being done empowering the visually impaired.

People with visual impairments may also have other disabilities, such as learning disabilities due to illness as a small child. Their challenges are different and they are treated in ways that are cruel and disempowering.   

 Action for the blind and disabled believes that training the blind and disabled in advanced computer skills will empower them to enter into the world of technology. We are dedicated to serve people with all types of disabilities and help them live a life that is full and productive.

 Whether the disability occurred as a result of trauma, genetic condition, stroke or a disease, we will empower through skills training.

We drive students to their appointments or to doctors if they cannot rely on public transport. Through training, our students can become suitable candidates for a learnership or employment.

 For more information about training that we offer, please contact Elsie Botha on 011 763 3366 or elsie@action4.org.za and Stephen Bergers on 011 763 2429 or stephen@action4.org.za