per the Kerala Government directive on applying technology to develop
assistive devices for people with disabilities, ICFOSS started
initiatives for the betterment of the visually impaired. The
initiatives for the visually impaired are carried out based on the
concept developed by ICFOSS - AKSHI(meaning eye).
By associating with the schools for the visually impaired, ICFOSS started the research and development of learning aid for the visually impaired students.
The Assistive Technology team of ICFOSS is currently developing learning devices for the visually impaired students. The team is also exploring the development of general utility devices for the visually impaired community. These activities are based on the suggestions provided by the domain experts.
1. LEARNING SIMPLIFIED
Lightweight activity based device for 3 letter words. Puzzle is created by setting a block pattern on the platform. The puzzle is solved by placing the correct letter blocks in the vacant positions.
2. EASY TO USE
Handy platform and the letter blocks together constitutes the device. Letter blocks have the letters and the braille embossed in contrasting colour. Void blocks helps the students to identify the positions where the letter blocks are not required. The cut at the top left corner helps to find the correct orientation.
3. EFFICIENT DEVICE
Enhances problem solving and reasoning skills systematically. Easy to use both in classrooms and at home. Developed with the guidance and assessment of the teachers of the various schools for visually challenged. Suited for inclusive learning.
Six year old children with or without visual challenges.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US
This device improves self learning and makes braille learning interesting. Vocabulary development is achieved in a simple and effective way. Blocks being magnetic facilitate easy placement and also prevent them from falling down. Eliminates complexity for learning beginners.