Children born with brain damage such as cerebral palsy are very much limited in their physical and sometime intellectual abilities. Their speech mechanism lacks muscular control thus making their articulation difficult to understand. Some children experience speaking problems as a result of acquired traumatic brain injuries also.
It is a major challenge to teach the above children and young adults to communicate effectively. Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication they can be trained to understand various concepts and express them through pictures.
Teaching methods and effectiveness of communication through pictures can be enhanced by using Information Technology Based Education and Communication for the people affected with Cerebral Palsy.
Webel Multimedia Limited developed Computer aided tools and technology for education and communication need of the people affected with Cerebral Palsy
The project hasenabled the people affected with cerebral palsy to express themselves through augmentative and alternative communication. And it also equipped the teachers of the students with cerebral palsy with the advantages of information technology. Specialized tools is developed which enabled them to prepare image icon based study material. It also enabled the handicapped persons to develop skills for employment. Project is implemented in Gilead Special School, ChhingaVeng, Aizawl Mizoram
Webel Mediatronics Limited
(A Govt. of West Bengal Undertaking)
P-1, Taratala Road, Kolkata - 700088
West Bengal, India
Ph: 033-2401 7699
Fax: 033-2401 4081
Department of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi: 110003