Sunday, November 23, 2008

New resource centre for the visually impaired!

A NEW resource centre for visually-impaired people has been unveiled at Weston College. The facility, based at the Knightstone Campus, has been developed in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

It includes features such as special lighting to improve readability, zoom functions on computers to magnify text, speech-based software that records text and dictates it, high-tech scanners and large print on keyboards.

Each person using the facility will be assessed so individual support programmes can be compiled.The centre was officially opened by principal Dr Paul Phillips and RNIB south west regional employment and lifelong learning manager Rob Kail-Dyke on Monday.


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