We were fortunate enough to have the Indiana School for Blind and Visually Impaired High School Choir share their amazing talent with us at our own Ossip Expo 2017! Not only was their performance spectacular, but it was a great opportunity for us to learn more about Indiana's Blind Children Foundation. Below you'll find a short video of their amazing performance!
We offered our support by making a donation used for assistive technology such as Bluetooth accessible laptops and MacBooks for the students of ISBVI. One of the ISBVI students had this to say about the newly purchased laptops:
“I am a 16 year old braille student who utilizes technology every day. I use technology in most of my high school classes. When I attended public school, every student received a laptop. When I went there, I did not have a braille device to connect to my laptop. I had to use the screen reader in everything that I did because I was unable to use braille. It was bad because not everything was accessible. Bluetooth accessible laptops are helpful, especially if you use a braille device because websites, email, and document writing programs are more accessible. Bluetooth laptops connected to braille devices are useful because listening to a class lecture and a screen reader at the same time can be difficult, especially in math class! Being able to use braille will help a student’s literacy and spelling skills increase. Using a computer with a braille devices not only helps literacy skills, but it also promotes independence!”—K.R. Sophomore at ISBVI
If you'd like to learn more about the IBCF or make a donation, visit the link below!