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RNC STARTS A ‘REVOLUTION IN ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED’

‘The potential is enormous, unimaginable really…’ is how one professional describes a research project currently being led by The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford. The College is currently helping pave the way for possibly one of the single biggest advances in the education of people who are blind, partially sighted or have difficulty with the written word.

The AHVITED (Audio Haptics for Visually Impaired Training and Education at a Distance) project, is a unique and revolutionary project that brings together many of Europe’s leading researchers, trainers and educators of people with a visual impairment. The project aims to transform the way in which learners gain access to graphical information – information, which has been previously inaccessible without sighted assistance.

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