A Visit to Thika School for the Blind to Introduce iOS Technology

Bernard Mugo, a former student and teacher at the Thika School for the Blind and a faculty member at the Department of Educational Communication and Technology at Kenyatta University, arranged for a visit for Alan Foley, Joanna Masingila and Yufei Wu to the school. They discussed how visually impaired Kenyatta University students are using iOS technology such as iPods and iPads to read and create documents, read and send email, read information on the Internet, and use social media. Some of the students in a computer class tried out iOS technology and were very excited about the prospects of their school getting some of this equipment in the future.

A student explores iOS technology
A student explores the iOS technology
Alan Foley assisting two students with iOS technology
A student waits for his turn as another tries out iOS technology
Cows graze in the schoolyard at the Thika Primary School of the Blind

About Joanna Masingila

Joanna Masingila is Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Syracuse University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in 1998, and since that time Syracuse University and Kenyatta University have an institutional linkage.
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