Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Colombia

by MAKAIA
Vetted
Jun 19, 2013

Inclusion through ICT is possible!

Thanks to the donations you have made it is possible for 104 people with disabilities to say that they have learned new skills by using ICT and that their possibilities are a lot more now that they received training. We have trained almost 25 trainers, some of whom have impairments as well so they can communicate better with the students and better understand their needs. Nearly 10 institutions and libraries have received our materials and guidance in the training and support of people with disabilities.

Besides from offering training in the use and adoption of ICT for people with different disabilities, we have also gone further by designing two multimedias. The purpose of these multimedias is that they are used at libraries or telecenters by anybody who wants to learn how to use the computer. Both of the multimedias are spoken in sign language and include practicle exercises for users. The first multimedia can be run by clicking here.The second multimedia is under construction.

In the pictures attached to this report you can see some of the work we do with the people hearing impaired.

We strongly believe that ICT is a great way to generate inclusion within society. Please share this report with your family and friends so they get to know the amazing things that can be achieved with the support of people like you.

Once again thank you!

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MAKAIA

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.makaia.org
Project Leader:
Alejandra Schmalbach
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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