Assistive ICT Pool

 

FITA’s actvities focus mainly on  researching and disseminating information about how to implement Accessible Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly how ICT can help disabled persons to improve their quality of life by promoting access to education and employment.

FITA has sought sponsorship from local business organisations in order to continue to enhance ICT Accessibility of ICT courses for disabled persons, in order to enable them to continue to improve their ICT skills and contribute productively to society and the economy.

Thanks to the sponsors shown here, FITA purchased Assistive Technology tools to be used across the computer training and learning centres which are already providing ICT training around Malta.  This equipment can also be issued on loan for a maximum period of three months, to disabled individuals or training organisations, in order to enable disabled individuals to benefit fully from educational and training opportunities.  This way, end users can evaluate the technology and decide for themselves if it serves their purpose and whether they should buy the product for their continued daily use.

Should you wish to help FITA by contributing towards the purchase of these ICT tools, your organisation will be included in the list of activity sponsors and permanently displayed where these tools are used.

With the purchase and use of this equipment FITA continues to help disabled persons lead a more independent life and offer them greater opportunities in their lives.

You may wish to visit the FITA Youtube Channel pages in order to view video reviews of some of the equipment featured in the list below.

Resource

Source / Details

Loan Period

Multi-Track Tape Players US Embassy in Malta / blind persons 1 year
Big Keys Keyboards ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Key Needs Keyboard ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Micro Keyboard ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Mini Keyboards ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Vertical Mice ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Word Q ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Big Mac Switch + Interface ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Bamboo Touchpad ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Big Mack – Track Ball ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
ZoomText ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Mouth Stick (Professional) ICT Pool Initiative 3 months
Alarm Clock – Voice Enabled ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Braille Keyboard ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Can Opener ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Cutting Aid ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Easy Universal Remote Control ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Eye-Pal Solo LV Scanning and Reading Applicance (with Power Supply) ADVICE / Humanware Reference
Folding Board Chess and Checkers ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Handheld Electronic Magnifier ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Highly Amplified Phone with Voice Instruction ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Illuminated Magnifier with Optical Image Quality and Colour Prisims (Rectangular) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Illuminated Magnifier with Optical Image Quality with Colour Prisims (Round) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Keyboard with USB Convertor ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Kitchen Scales (with Power Supply) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Labels for PenFriend 2 (two packets) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
LED Booklight ADVICE / RNIB Reference
LED Handheld Round Magnifier ADVICE / RNIB Reference
LED Pocket Magnifier ADVICE / RNIB Reference
LED Pocket Magnifier (Large) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
LED Professional 3 Colour Lamp ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Liquid Level Indicator x 2 (Yellow) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Liquid Level Indicator x 2 (Blue) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
PenFriend 2 ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Playing Cards (three packets) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Prodigi Connect 12 ADVICE / Humanware Reference
Prodigi-Duo ADVICE / Humanware Reference
Scrabble – Large Print ADVICE / RNIB Reference
SmartView Synergy ADVICE / Humanware Reference
Sovereign USB Memory Stick Player (KA-SBT010) ADVICE / Sovereign Reference
Spectacles – mainly UV filtering ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Stickers for Keyboard x 3 ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Tab Time Super 8 Alarm Clock ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Table Lamp – multi intensity and hue ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Atomic Analogue Watch ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Atomic Analogue Watch ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Bathroom Scales ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Calender Clock-Radio Controlled ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Colour Detector ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Measuring Jug ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Stop Watch ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Telephone (Analogue) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Termometer – food ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Termometer – people ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Timer ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Tins Red 40s x 3 ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Tins Red 40s x 3 ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Watch (silver) ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Wrist Watch ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Wrist Watch ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Talking Wrist Watch – Verboalise ADVICE / RNIB Reference
Victor Reader Stream ADVICE / Humanware Reference

 

ADVICE

The Assistive Devices Visual Impairment Centre is the result of collaboration between an NGO for Blind persons and FITA.  ADVICE seek to enable persons with a visual impairment to try out equipment before deciding whether to commit themselves to purchasing the products from the respective sources. 
The centre, which is based at FITA,  helps improve the quality of life for Visually Impaired People (VIPs) by providing support on assistive devices.  VIPs can arrange to visit the centre by appointment, in order to try out a range of devices that can lead to a more independent life. The centre will be manned by FITA experts and trained volunteers.

ADVICE are currently working on raising the funds needed to purchase these devices. Your donation will help make this happen. Click here to find out how you can contribute: http://on.fb.me/1Nqcffr

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