Thika Primary School for the Blind
inABLE opened Kenya's first assistive technology computer program in the Thika Primary School for the Blind. Accessibility software, such as text-to-speech screen readers and screen magnifier tools for students that retain partial sight, were installed on all computers.
Thanks to this pioneering computer lab program, blind and visually impaired students are now mastering keyboarding, accessing online educational resources, communicating with new friends worldwide, typing essays, researching homework assignments, and developing employable skills. These students even have access to over 10,000 books courtesy of BookShare.
Thika Secondary School for the Blind, Thika
inABLE opened its second Computer-Labs-for-the-Blind program at Thika High School for the Blind in Thika, Kenya in May 2012. The school has 261 students enrolled and 36 special needs teachers. The student body is made up of 90 girls and 171 boys between the age of 14 and above. Originally established by the Salvation Army in 1967 to educate blind and visually impaired students, it was handed over to the Kenyan government in 1971.
The success of inABLE’s programs in Thika is built on a model that is highly replicable, and ready to be expanded across the remainder of the seven schools for the blind and visually impaired in Kenya and other countries.
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