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SU Magazine Story Featuring Mobile Assistive Technology Work in Kenya

The Fall/Winter 2014 issue of SU Magazine has a story about the work we’ve done in mobile assistive technology with students with visual impairment in Kenya.

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Working with Students and Teachers at Thika School for the Blind

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On June 20, 2014, Alan Foley, Katie Nichiporuk and Joanna Masingila worked with six Form 1 (9th grade) and Form 3 (11th grade) students and eight teachers at Thika School for the Blind in Thika, Kenya. Some of us had … Continue reading

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Working With Students and Teachers at Kibos School for the Visually Impaired

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On June 17, 2014, Alan Foley, Katie Nichiporuk and Joanna Masingila worked with eight Standard 7 and Standard 8 pupils (7th and 8th graders) and three teachers at Kibos School for the Visually Impaired near Kisumu, Kenya. Some of us … Continue reading

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Providing More Kenyatta University Students with Visual Impairments Access to Text

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This week we worked with six more Kenyatta University students who have visual impairments to teach them how to use iPad minis and wireless keyboards to be able to read and create documents, read and send email messages, navigate the … Continue reading

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Working with the NI3C on Assistive Technology

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Some members of the Syracuse University team are partnering with the National ICT Innovation and Integration Centre in Kenya (part of the Ministry of Education) to ¬†support secondary students with visual impairments to have access to text materials by using … Continue reading

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Presentation at the mEducation Alliance Symposium in Washington, DC

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Profs. Alan Foley and Joanna Masingila attended and presented at the Mobile Education Alliance Symposium and Commit Fair in Washington, DC on October 15-16, 2013 on their work with supporting students with visual impairments through the use of mobile devices … Continue reading

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Colloquium on “Using Mobile Devices to Support Learning for Students with Visual Impairments in Kenya”

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Professors Alan Foley and Joanna Masingila, from Syracuse University, gave a colloquium at Syracuse University through the Africa Initiative on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The talk was titled, “Using Mobile Devices to Support Learning for Students with Visual Impairments in … Continue reading

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More Work with Students with Visual Impairments and iOS Equipment

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On Saturday, June 29th we worked with four Kenyatta University students with visual impairments who were using iPods we had brought in June 2012. This time we brought iPad minis to exchange with them. The women were very happy to … Continue reading

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iPad Minis as Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments

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Building on the work we did in June 2012 to train four Kenyatta University students with visual impairments to use iPods and keyboards to read and create documents, we had these four students train 10 additional students with visual impairments … Continue reading

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