Creating an Opportunity for All - Inclusion, Disability & Accessibility




November is National Disability Rights Awareness Month


In South Africa, the National Disability Rights Awareness Month is annually recognised between 3 November and 3 December.

“Persons with disabilities – Equal participants in shaping a sustainable future.”


The United Nations is celebrating 25 Years in 2020 of championing social inclusion

How are we “removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all” and ensuring . . . .


What are disabilities?

“A physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities” Oxford Dictionary


Different kinds of disabilities, range from mild to severe problems.

Disabilities:

  • Difficulties to see, hear, write, or speak

  • Understand things differently

  • Difficulties to move

Learning disabilities manifest themselves differently for each individual.


Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, and environments for people with disabilities. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)


Why is providing Assistive Technology important to learners with learning difficulties?

  • Allows opportunities for educational and social interactions

  • Increases participation in learning, reduces restrictions

  • Helps learners benefit in general education

  • Creates learner independence


The most common forms of learning difficulties that affect learners:

  • Difficulty with Reading

  • Difficulty with Maths

  • Difficulty with Attention / ADHD

  • Difficulty with Writing

  • Difficulty with Dyslexia


A few tips and ideas to help learners in the classroom


"bed" hands

For learners with reveral difficulties and dyslexia.

Use your hands, make fists and point them together.

You have a "bed"

Left hand is the "tummy" of the "b"

Right hand is the "tummy" of the "d"

Look at your hands when writing these letters


C-Pen Reader