Last fall, Citizinvestors across the country rallied together to fund a class to train 10 blind students in Boston on how to use an iPad and other technology. The donations made this class possible and allowed these 10 students to take their iPads home with them forever!
The class took place last week, and the team at Tech Goes Home shared some stories from the class :
“All of the students andparents were thrilled … with the information and opportunity that being connected provides. They now have email accounts, can obtain a Facebook account, and can share in the tech related social opportunities along with their sighted peers. They can read books, order books from the library, enlarge print when needed, go to websites, and download and use relevant apps. A whole new world has been opened for them!
“Sitting in the class, it was amazing to listen to ten students’ iPads speaking out loud at the same time.
“One student presented her final project during the class we visited. She shared how she uses her technology to read books. Some of the students talked of how they can “speed read” since the device allows them to turn up the speed of the reader!
“We had a set of sisters in the class, both blind. They each got an iPad and are being assisted by both a parent and a teacher from their school. The teacher is volunteering as each child needed an adult to assist.”
To see more of the impact Citizinvestors had in the Boston community and the lives of these children, check out the stories and pictures here.