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Disability Tools for the Visually Impaired users

eIFLWorkshop,

4-5 November 2011, Arusha, Tanzania

Yeukai Chimuka

[email protected]

overview
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
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
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
Proposal Submission
  • November 2010 submission of the proposal
  • December 2010 submission was approved
  • Pilot of project from February 2011 to September 2011
implementation stage
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
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 cont1
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
marketing of disability tools lo cally
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 level exhibition at zitf
Marketing at National LevelExhibition at ZITF
  • Exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) from 3 to 7 May 2011
marketing at national level
Marketing at National Level
  • Albino Association of Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe Rural Libraries Development Programme
  • Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Dorothy Duncan
marketing at international level
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
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.
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