Through our existing rehabilitation programs, Vision-Aid already empowers blind and low vision students with optical devices, technology and a variety of skills to help them live their lives with independence and dignity, including a comprehensive computer education curriculum with the use of assistive technologies.
To succeed in finding better employment prospects or higher education skills, Vision-Aid students need to speak and understand English. Mainstream education is geared for the sighted, relying on large classes, printed books, and visual cues which leave the visually impaired struggling to learn English.
In January 2016, Vision-Aid already concluded a successful pilot program training 10 visually impaired students and two teachers in the basics of spoken English. We are now poised to expand this Spoken English in three levels – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, to multiple locations. Training will be delivered in small classroom settings with individual attention. Teaching is delivered through both online technology (via the Vision-Aid Online Academy) and in-class teaching and instruction at Vision-Aid program locations.
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