General review on computer literacy of visually handicapped individuals in Turkey

BAYIR Ş. , KESER H., Numanoglu G.

1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA), Cairo, Mısır, 29 - 31 Ekim 2010, cilt.9 identifier identifier


The aim of this research is to describe computer literacy trainings provided for visually handicapped individuals in Turkey. Literature review, observations and interviews carried out in Alt Nokta The Blind Association, Goreneller Primary Education School and internet cafe are utilised in this descriptive research. The results are as follows: Visually handicapped students are trained as computer literate with "Information and Communication Technologies" elective course in primary schools and visually handicapped adults are trained in related associations, however, it is seen that the ratio of benefitting from these trainings are low. Moreover, the numbers of the people who are going to be employed as instructors are low. The cost of the hardware and software regarding visually handicapped individuals is more expensive; therefore, the ratio of having computer among visually handicapped individuals is low. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.