Archive for December, 2012

SPACE’s touch based application attracts attention at national disability seminar

Friday, December 21st, 2012

SPACE presented three papers at the national seminar ‘Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Disability Management’, organised by Centre for Disability Studies from 3-4 December 2012 at Kanakakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram. Mr. Rijoy .V, Mr. Deepu Raj and Ms. Nila Ethel presented the topics ‘Text to Speech Synthesis & its Applications for the Visually Challenged’, ‘Assistive Technologies for the Differently Abled’, ‘Early Intervention Measures for Prevention of Visual Impairment’ respectively. (more…)

Assistive Technology Workshops at JNU, New Delhi

Friday, December 21st, 2012

SPACE organised an eight-day workshop for the Library staff of JNU on Assistive Technologies for the visually challenged from 8-15 September 2012. The main objective of the programme was to equip the Library staff as master trainers to assist the visually challenged to use computers. The entire workshop training module was based on free and open source software. A two day orientation programme intended to sensitize the visually challenged in free software based technologies was also conducted for the students of JNU. (more…)