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Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

Despite the importance of literacy to employment, social well-being, and health, the literacy rate of visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing populations are quite low. Furthermore, not many navigational technologies exist for these populations.

Assistive Technology, a program of TechBridgeWorld, aims to remedy these challenges by developing assistive technologies to enhance education and navigation for these populations around the world.

Such projects include our Braille Writing Tutor for improving braille writing literacy among the visually impaired, DeSIGN for improving sign language literacy among the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and NavPal for improving navigational independence among the visually impaired, deaf and deafblind. TechBridgeWorld has worked with or is currently working with partners from Bangladesh, China, India, Qatar, Tanzania, the United States, and Zambia.

To learn more, visit the project webpage

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