| Oct 6, 2023
Training for the visually impaired on coding
Dear RATA supporter,
Since on 6th April 2023 up to 20th August 2023, Rwanda Assistive Technology Access(RATA) was training 5 visually impaired(3 Male and 2 female) people on how to code under a pilot project called: "Coding for the visually impaired" .The aim was to have in the future persons with disabilities in Rwanda who are able to be part of the design of local softwares that meet their needs and who can choose tech as their career.
Lessons on HTML 5, CSS, Java script, Flutter and Dart were covered and the participants were able to make simple websites and a simple mobile app at the end of the training.
To see their work, click on the links below:
Testimonies of participants from the training on coding for the visually impaired.
“Happy to have attended RATA training on coding for persons with disabilities, where I got a chance to learn lessons on how to make simple websites and simple mobile apps. As I dream to be a good journalist in the future, this will also help me to upload different contents on the websites.”
“Because of this training on how to code, I feel confident to be able to pursue a career in IT. I was lucky to be able to attend it.”
“I attended RATA training on coding since April 2023 where I learnt lessons on HTML 5, CSS, Java Script and Flutter. This showed me that as a visually impaired lady it’s possible to pursue a career in IT.”
RATA plans to extend this project in September 2023, we will keep updating you.
Thank you so much again, we are deeply grateful for your support.
RATA is a local non-governmental organization in Rwanda registered under the law N0 522/RGB/NGO/LP/10/2019 founded on 4th January 2018 with mission of ensuring accessible ICTs (Assistive technologies) for people with disabilities in Rwanda.