Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Need Help

Students who are blind or visually impaired work best when given the correct training. Action for the blind and disabled children offer top notch computer training for students who are blind or visually impaired, preparing them for the workplace.

we offer training with adaptations suited to the workplace including assistance for learnership training and preperation. Students who are blind or visually impaired need support and feedback from their community. This includes family, siblings, friends and teachers. Students will benefit from learnership program and training as they get to communicate with working adults and build their social skills.

Fear and sterotypes cause people with disabilities to be treated unfairly in society and the workplace. unemployment among peope with disabilities is high. If this group of people do have a job its usually a low paying job.

We at Action would like employees to see that people with disabilities are capable of performing many tasks in the workplace if given a chance. People with disabilities are excluded and training is innapropriate. Why should these members of society have to resort to governement grants or low income to survive?

We strive to remove barriers that exist by educating employees about the benefits of employing a person with a disability and dispelliing all myths about employees with a disability.

There is a need to encourage employers to be more proactive when promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. There are employers who employ good practise, but we need to see more doing this. South African legislation isnt focusing enough on people with disabilities and the support they need.

Barriers Still Exist

There are many barriers that prevent people with disabilities gaining succesful employment. It is the responsibility of employers to remove these barriers that people with disabilities face. These barriers were in fact created by employers themselves, and its in their power to resolve this.

Lets work together towards equality and empowerment for people with disabilities.

 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