Assistive Technological Gadgetry for Learners with Low Vision
The Zimbabwean Scenario
Does your child face challenges at home or school due to low vision? Do not despair! Millions of children have low vision and millions of them continue to do everything they always did.
Whatever the degree of low vision experienced, there is always residual sight available.
Peripheral vision possessed, helps your child to get around the house and outside.
There are myriads of devices and techniques for everything from reading to cooking to watching TV.
If a child has low vision, there are simple things that can be done as a parent or teacher to improve one's ability to see.
Don't be discouraged! You will probably need to try out multiple devices before finding the one that suits the learner.
These range from hand held magnifiers or suspended on a stand to devices that attach to glasses or computers that help one to read.
Many have received help and can perform normal daily tasks that were impossible without the use of assistive devices.
To get the best for your child or scholars, just get a copy of this paper back and be informed wisely.
Your child will never lag behind in any area of life.
Alice Siwela specialized in Visual Disability Studies at Masters Level.
She has worked with Learners with Visual impairment at Primary and Tertiary level.
Alice also holds Bachelor of Science in Special Needs BScSNE, and a Diploma in Special Needs Education with specialization in Visual Handicap (VI).
Currently she lectures in Inclusive Education.