Students who are visually impaired miss out on daily life skills in developing and developed countries. Visual impairment is considered a social ill that impacts society and the economy. Students who are visually impaired are affected both physically and psychologically. Visual impairment refers to low vision and blindness. All around the world visual impairment affects communities. According to the WHO, the prevalence of visual impairment worldwide at around 285 million people in 2010, of which 39 million were blind.
Students who are blind do require adaptations and modules that give instruction so that they can complete the training with ease. Action realizes that each student has his or her own individual needs. These special needs depend on the students visual impairment and other disability they may have.
Our teachers who are visually impaires understand the modifications and teaching strategies. Action uses visual aids, assistive technology and software within a safe learning environment. When we teach blind students, we use a modified module and teaching method for each students needs. Action incorporates arts and crafts for a more tactile experience for our students.
We at Action acknowledge our students as independent individuals and practice patience. We encourage problem solving skills and wait until the student asks for help so that their self-confidence is built.
We do not presume that students can’t see and aren’t capable. We allow each student to use their strengths in areas they need to learn. All students, are individuals and learn at their own pace. Our students have access to low vision aids that improve their ability to do tasks efficiently.
We hope to develop our blind students to confidently embark into society as fully functioning employees. With the help from our community we are able to fullfill this dream and with a grateful heart – make a difference.