Assistive technology museum inaugurated
AHMEDABAD: The walking cane with sensor, printer that can enhance the writing and images and scanner that can read a book — these are some of the innovations that are displayed at ‘Technology Museum’ unveiled at the Blind People’s Association (BPA). The museum was inaugurated by Rajkiran Rai G. managing director of Union Bank of India (UBI) at the BPA premises on Tuesday. Nandini Rawal, executive director, BPA, said that the museum is thematically linked with ‘Vision in the Dark’ exhibition. “
When the visitors experience the life of a person with blindness, the next logical question is, how do they cope with the condition? Thus, the museum will provide the answers in form of the technological advancementsfor both full and partial blindness. The museum has 70-odd exhibits from across the globe,” she said.
The museum has old Braille typewriters, inclusive board games and also the tools of daily usage such as wrist watch, calculator and blood pressure monitor which are developed while keeping the visual impairment in focus. BPA officials said that the initiative is also to encourage young designers to think inclusively about equipment. The space would also be utilized to train the persons with full and partial blindness into using the assistive technologies.