Students learning about how to operate modern technology with sight loss at the NCBI Technology Camp. Picture: David Lane.
National Council for the Blind Ireland NCBI Technology Camp in UL
National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) – Working for People With Sight Loss – are holding an assistive technology camp for blind and visually impaired teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17. The 3-day/2-night NCBI technology camp will run from June 6th through to June 8th, in Dromore and Cappavilla campus in the University of Limerick.
The aim of the NCBI technology camp is to aid teenagers who suffer from sight loss to improve their technological skills. With the way technology is going, everything is becoming touch sensitive, on cool unmarked glass making it easier for most, but not for those dealing with sight loss. The event will focus on improving assistive technology skills such as touch typing, iPad accessibility, apps, use of magnifiers/readers, and distance aids.
The camp will also feature activities that promote and support a number of skills, including but not limited to independent travel, social and communication skills, organisational skills and peer support.
Classes will take place each day of the NCBI technology camp in order to allow the students plenty of time to learn all about technology for the visually impaired. Your level of vision loss is not important for taking part in this class, as the camp is open to all levels of vision loss.
The NCBI technology camp costs €10 per person per night and parents are required to stay with students overnight. A family event will also take place on one of the evenings offering an opportunity for families to meet informally.
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To contact NCBI about the camp, contact Margaret Bousquet at [email protected]