Today, a three-year RoboBraille project was launched at a kick-off event in Bratislava. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Republic of Slovakia and attended by representatives from disability organisations, rehabilitation centres, educational institutions and and government officials. In her endorsement statement at the launch event, Dr Zuzana Kadlečíková, director of the department of special and inclusive education, spoke of the importance of providing an inclusive educational environment for learners with special needs.
RoboBraille Outreach, the Danish NGO managing the project, will work with Slovak partners to localise the RoboBraille service to support Slovak, disseminate information to all relevant stakeholders, and conduct a series of train-the-trainer workshops and seminars for teachers, students and relatives.
The project is funded by the VELUX Foundations and is planned to conclude in 2019.