Bruce Atchison on Braille Skills

THE BENEFITS OF BRAILLE According to The National Federation of the Blind’s report from the Jernigan Institute, there is a “Braille Literacy Crisis in America.” They claim that fewer than 10 percent of the 1.3 million people who are legally blind in the United States are Braille readers. Only 10 percent of blind children in the US Read more about Bruce Atchison on Braille Skills[…]

A fe key statistics to share from a 2010 WHO report

Information from surveys done between 2001 and 2008 of over 50 years old: In Africa, 5,888,000 -15% of global population who are blind 20,407,000 -8.3% of global population who are low vision 26,295,000 – 9.2% of global population who are visually impaired (less than China and India) In World, 285 million Visually impaired 39 million Read more about A fe key statistics to share from a 2010 WHO report[…]

Students receive their own Perkins Braillers

Three university graduates in Kenya have received their own Perkins Brailler from the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust to help them further their education and find employment. They have each kindly written letters to the KBT about what Braillers mean to them and how Braillers have affected their lives. For example for Emma, “Life changed soon after Read more about Students receive their own Perkins Braillers[…]

KBT Sponsors Brailler Repair Training

Mr. Jude Afema assisting trainees on how to remove a mainspring This is a report for the training of Perkins Brailler repair technicians. This training was sponsored by the Perkins school for the blind, Kilimanjaro blind trust and USAID and was implemented by Uganda National Association of the Blind. Twelve participants were drawn from twelve Read more about KBT Sponsors Brailler Repair Training[…]

KBT funds staff training at the African Braille Center

Thanks to funding from the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, the African Braille Centre has been able to train staff at area schools to undertake minor Brailler maintenance and repairs. “Children in school will not have to go for days without accessing their Brailler due to minor defects. The blind children will be able to learn side Read more about KBT funds staff training at the African Braille Center[…]