NCBI and the Educational Assistive Technology Centre in UL facilitated by eir hosted an assistive technology and peer support residential training camp for students with sight loss this summer.
The course lasted for 3 days, focusing on enhancing the student’s assistive technology skills. There were two groups, the first were 15 – 17 year olds and the second was 10 -14 year olds.
The two groups were very busy between the workshops and other
activities. The workshops focused on Windows accessibility, iPad accessibility, Magnifiers, Readers, Distance Aids and Touch Typing. Group one also did an Introduction to College supports workshop, which had a current students speaking. Other activities on the training camp included general life skills such as online banking and independent travel skills.
Although the students took many workshops, there was still time for some fun with sporting activities for themselves and their sibling, such as Kayaking, swimming and athletics. They also enjoyed a family BBQ to finish off their hard work!