Association of the Blind
ZOOMAX donated 2 M5 Handheld portable devices to the Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB) in June 2016
The Zoomax is a leading low vision products developer and manufacturer helping people with visual impairment from all around the world to live independently with the left sight. The M5 handheld, portability and lightness makes it an amazing device to use with unique bright features, using the flash light which makes reading in the dark a lot easier. The 5 inche screen, makes viewing very easy and the touch screen and tactile interface helps reduce strain on the eyes , creating an awesome operational experience. Great accessibility features like the colour variations, Panning is also an extension of the viewing experience. With the panning features and sharp image quality, one can manage to see very tiny details and save up to 60 photos.
Inclusive Basic Education Project for Children with Disabilities (CWD); Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) supported by the USAID Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) Programme.
Over 3 million children with Disabilities (CWD) are out of school in Nigeria. The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 24 provides that all schools must be inclusive of, and accessible to all children including those with disabilities and Goal 4 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets that by 2030, all school-age children including those with disabilities must have access to qualitative, functional and effective basic education. The National Policy on Education provides that education must be inclusive and that all children including those with disabilities have the right to qualitative, functional and effective basic education. The Universal Basic Education Act of 2004 provides that basic education is free and compulsory for all school-age children.
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NAB primary aim is to achieve better living conditions for the blind and visually impaired persons resident in Nigeria through the promotion of inclusive education, vocational training, employment, community participation, rights advocacy, increased awareness about blindness and campaigning for legislation and protecting the rights of blind and partially sighted persons in Nigeria in accordance with the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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NAB is the umbrella body for all associations/organisation of/for the blind in Nigeria.
It is the leading charity association in Nigeria with membership in 36 states and the federal capital territory.
.Breaking the Barriers of Blindness: The Technology Approach: A Case Study of Nigeria. By Opeolu Akinola. Click to download a Copy
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