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Disability Tools for the Visually Impaired users

eIFLWorkshop,

4-5 November 2011, Arusha, Tanzania

Yeukai Chimuka

ychimuka@uzlib.uz.ac.zw


Overview

  • The access tools

  • Proposal submission

  • Implementation stage to date

  • Marketing of disability tools for the visually impaired locally

  • National and International marketing

  • Disability tools and the Future


Access Tools ( Reading and Writing Support)

  • DSpeech- Text to speech

  • Balabolka- Text to speech

  • Power Talk- Power Point reader

  • Rapid Set- change font background


Visual Support

  • Virtual Magnifying Glass

  • VuBar - read text one line at a time

  • EnorMouse – Cursor enlargement

  • QuickRes – change screen resolution

  • Sonar – Cursor Ring


Proposal Submission

  • November 2010 submission of the proposal

  • December 2010 submission was approved

  • Pilot of project from February 2011 to September 2011


Implementation Stage

  • 21 to 23 February 2011 online training of the Project Team by EIFL project coordinator Simon Ball

  • 15 March 2011 training of UZ staff by the Project Team

  • 20 March to June 2011 Awareness campaign to Dean of students, Coordinator DRC, and students training on use of access tools


Implementation Stage Cont’

  • June to 26 August 2011 DRC Technician and the Team agreed on training new students during orientation week

  • Identification of PCs which could be used to access the tools in the Main Library

  • Identification of students with visual impairment for the new academic year

  • 29 August to 5 September 2011 orientation for first year students and training of use of the access tools


Implementation Stage Cont’

  • Installation of the access tools at the DRC computer Laboratory

  • Training of use of tools to DRC staff to assist students with visual disability

  • Training of students with visual disability on the use of access tools


Students During Orientation


Marketing of Disability Tools Locally

  • Efforts were made to publicize the project to the University Community

  • A champion from DRC was identified in MrChinyoka

  • Identification of visually impaired done through students’ own network

  • By 20 April 2011 there were twenty students identified


Marketing at National LevelExhibition at ZITF

  • Exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) from 3 to 7 May 2011


Marketing at National Level

  • Albino Association of Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe Rural Libraries Development Programme

  • Ministry of Science and Technology

  • Dorothy Duncan


Marketing at International LevelExhibition in Tanzania


Marketing at International Level

  • Exhibited at United Nations and Africa Public Service Day Commemorations, 20 to 23 June 2011

  • Viewed by many exhibitors and visitors as a unique tool in enhancing service delivery

  • Organizations which showed interest were Kenya Global Development Learning Center, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology and Tanzania’s Ministry of Information and Culture


Disability Tools and the future

  • Nationwide distribution and training of the disability access tools

  • Exploring opportunities for the development of such tools in indigenous languages

  • Capacitating other Resource Centresin the provision of disability tools

  • Forging synergies for sustainable use of disability tools in promoting access to digital information.


THANK YOU


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