The absence of employment for the blind and partially sighted people in Liberia is alarming. This is further exacerbated by the lack of access to computers and internet connectivity. This project proposes to use Sustain for Life’s adaptive technology expertise to help blind and partially sighted young people and adults to gain computer skills and access employment.
The project activities include:
- Refurbishment of a room at CAB’s Resource Centre to make it safe and secure for computer equipment. The Resource Centre is a boarding school and adult training centre for the blind.
- The provision of equipment and solar electricity supply to create a computer lab.
- Training of 264 students over three years in the use of computers with assistive technology, with a focus on accessing employment opportunities.
- Development of a job’s website exclusively for the blind.
- Remote support to be provided by Dr. Cristian Bernareggi professor of computer science at Milan University.