Promoting support for visually impaired

Dr. Wanda Diaz-Merced, current visiting fellow at the OAD, led an initiative, in collaboration with the Cape Town Science Center (CTSC) and Buzani Kumalo from SAAO, to introduce Braille signage at CTSC. Students from the Athlone School for the Blind in Cape Town visited the Science Center on January 21, 2016. It marked the first time that the CTSC welcomed a large group of visually impaired visitors. And the first field visit to a science center for the Athlone school.

With able support from the staff at the science center, Wanda and her team guided the students through the enhanced exhibits. The students also enjoyed a Science show that had been modified to include more auditory presentations. And an electronics workshop where they could build a working radio receiver. The high point of the day came at the end with the Living Maths show which was a laughter riot

Read the article on the event published in the Cape Times

image credits: Steve Sherman/ Living Maths