The inauguration of activity lab for differently abled children was held at the INSIGHT office Vellayambalam. The lab was inaugurated by Vivek, a differently abled child.
The lab is an attempt to explore the use of various digital technologies to enhance learning and communication of children with disabilities. Children will be introduced to relatively simple activities of packages like Gcompris, and non-violent games, and slowly moved to programming interfaces like Scratch based on their improvement. Custom software will also be made based on recommendations of Parents/Doctors working in this field.
Customized input devices will also be developed for the physically challenged as part of the activities of the lab. Training will also be offered to physically challenged persons in using predictive text input devices like Dasher.
Dr. Mary Varghese, renowned Psychiatrist and author of several books on this area was the chief guest of the program. Mr. K. Vijayachandran, Director Future India Foundation was also present.