Books should be easily available in accessible formats, like Braille.
South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine”.
Universities should be working to make spaces more accessible for students and staff with disabilities.
South Africa has a new policy framework for students with disabilities but will it bring real change?
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
For a student who is blind, the obvious test adjustment is providing a braille test if they are proficient in braille.
Standardised tests restrict how well students with disability can do, which reinforces the idea that there are things they can't do that children without disability can.
It’s not enough just to enroll disabled students at universities. They need particular support.
Many students with disabilities feel excluded from daily university life and the assumption is that they, not the institutions, must change.
A new iPad app is helping blind students learn online.
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With the emergence of online technologies, the visually impaired can no longer depend on braille alone for their learning needs. App developers are stepping up to the challenge.
Learning braille is liberating so it’s time to modernise.
Even in a world of digital devices, braille continues to be a vital part of life for blind people. For nearly 200 years, this versatile writing system has allowed them to learn, work and live in a more…