Educational software adapted for children with hearing disabilities or specially developed for their needs is now
reaching the classrooms of 19 schools in Chile as part of a pilot scheme set up under the ministry of education's Enlaces
(Links) programme.The 'TIC diversity' project means a notebook, projector, video camera, interactive blackboard, and software are to be delivered so children can work with
content in language, maths, text creation, and vocabulary widening. The programmes incorporate
sign language interpretation and content prioritising
Teachers too are being trained to learn how to create visual content for their children.
The pilot scheme, aimed at first to fourth year pupils
in basic education in Chile, "seeks to bring classrooms technological resources which will have an impact on education and child integration," explained
Camila Llermaly, co-ordinator of the project and a
member of the project's digital educational resource
group. The pilot scheme is backed by the Institute for
the Deaf, the body in charge of its external management and weekly tutorials with educators.
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