YOU can make a difference in the life of a blind/Low Vision Child

Our 501 (c) (3) status was accepted in record time. We are now in the process of accepting funding to help all blind/low vision children who need equipment.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide.

Please watch videos of these wonderful students accessing their world with technology. TechVision YouTube Channel

Will you help us today and become a life changer–for a child who lacks sight but with technology and instruction gains GREAT VISION!

 

Thank you

Technology with Science for Blind Students

Science for Blind Students

Student require computer, with screen reader and braille display to complete work
Blind Students require computer, with screen reader and braille display to complete work

From Website: Wonderopolis

How Do People Who Are Blind Use Computers and Other Technology?

We live in a highly  digital   society . Most of us are constantly using our phones, laptops, computers, and tablets. We use these devices to learn, to play games, to do work, to read, and to communicate and  interact  with each other.

But what if you’re  blind ? Are you able to participate in our  digital   society ?

Absolutely! People who are  blind  and visually impaired can, and do, use  computers , phones, and other electronic devices just as much as  sighted  people. People who are  blind  just have different ways of accessing these devices.  Blind  people use what’s called  assistive   technology , including screen readers, refreshable braille displays, and  digital  screen magnification to  interact  with high-tech products.

 Assistive  technology is any hardware or software used by people with disabilities to access computers, phones, tablets, and printed materials. There are many types of  assistive  technology, and different disabilities require different technologies. Read more here

 

Student cutting Sponge for Science Experiment
Student cutting Sponge for Science Experiment

Pouring water into container
Pouring water into container

 

Student getting ready to soak sponge
Student getting ready to soak sponge

 

How blind people’s brains rewire to improve other senses

How Technology Changes Lives

Michael walking with cane

Michael walking around school, carrying his computer, with cane  and a big smile

My name is Michael and I am from Beijing China; but now I live in the United States, and I am blind. I have been using mainstream technologies for almost 10 years now. With specialized adaptive technology I’m able complete the same tasks as my sighted peers in school. These tasks include reading and editing documents in word; downloading books from Bookshare; creating PowerPoint presentations; plotting points on graphs in Excel and so much more.

Without access to this technology and instruction in the technology, people like me are unable to perform these tasks. Technology has played a tremendous role in my life. If this technology did not exist, I would not be able to keep up with my peers with any efficiency.

 

Accessing his education through use of a PC Computer/Screen Readers/Braille display