We are a non-profit organization that supports visually impaired individuals traverse life with minimal difficulty
Mission is to promote and enhance quality education to the visually impaired in Kenya and the East and Central African region through provision of teaching and learning materials in braille and audio, provision of assistive devices, training in braille production, lobbying and advocacy, networking/partnership and collaboration.
Our vision is one of a society in which people with visual impairment have access to educational,professional and general reading materials, devisces and services suited to their special needs
We will maintain focus on people with visual impairment in general and children in particular, who will be our key beneficiaries. We will always act in their best interest and well-being in our decision-making process and project implementation. We will as much as possible endeavour to include them in all aspects of our programming.
We work with children and will therefore ensure that children are protected at all times by our staff, volunteers, partners and affiliates who work or come into contact with them, in accordance with our own child protection policy, and within the established legal framework.
We will always endeavour to pay utmost attention to persons with disabilities in general and children in particular, recognising the need to empower them, and ensuring that products and services that we produce or provide are as accessible to them as possible.
Rights based approach
We will both uphold and advocate for inclusion of persons with disability in general, including those with visual impairment and children in particular, in all development initiatives, as their inalienable human right.
Networking & collaboration
We recognize the need and value in building effective networks and lasting partnerships that help to create synergy in service provision. We will identify mutually beneficial partnerships and networks and nurture them appropriately, for the benefit of our key beneficiaries.
Innovation & creativity
We will constantly be working on new and innovative ways of presenting our products and services to our key beneficiaries. We will be looking out for value-adding developments in products and services within the global arena that are accessible and that would enhance the quality of life for our beneficiaries.
- Research: In endeavor to
delivery and quality products,
ABC is actively involved in studies and other research activities relevant to visual
impairment in the region. Research on appropriate technology
and assistive devices for people with visual impairment is a key component of our work.
- Monitoring & Evaluation:
We are continually engaged in monitoring and evaluation of our services and products in
order to ensure that they are of high
quality, remain relevant and add value to the lives of our beneficiaries.
Field visits where ABC staff listen to and address the needs and expectations of our
beneficiaries are a common feature of the monitoring process. We also carry out
periodic evaluations and review in orders to
establish our performance against set targets
and meet the expecattions of our key beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
- Other Services: At ABC we
organizations carry out audits of their braille production
equipment needs. We assist them to procure supply and install the necessary Braille
Production machines and equipment.
ABC has been present for over 30 years. We strive to give the best to all visually impaired persons.
What We Do
ACB provides consultancy services for braille access and production equipment through offering the following services.
We convert curriculum books for both primary, secondary schools & tertially institutions such as Teachers training colleges, Universities into braille to enable the leaners have equal access to information like the sighted ones.
We convert braille documents into readable formats to enable the sighted individual to know what is written in braille. We do also change written information into braille to enable the blind people to read what is written. We also do Audio Production.
We carry out routine maintenance of both the braille machines and the embosser, in addition we repair the worn out machines where we replace the worn out parts with new ones to bring them back into re-usable conditions. We do also train individuals on how to repair the machines for various institutions. We do repair and maintenance of braille embosers such index, braillos and perkin braillers among others.
Supply of braille
material and equipment
We supply brown and white braille papers embossing papers,braillons & JAWs software. Other equipment we supply are perkins braille,embossers,talking calculator scientific calculator,Wrist talking watch,abacus,victor reader,white canes, Thermoform machine, Slate and Stylus, Stylus, UNO Card Game Cubarithms Daisy reader Braille Kit Goal Balls Geometrical Set. We also do braille production e.g Synagies for lift doors, installation of emboseer, service charters, business cards, brochures etc
Our Board of Directors
The leadership wing of African Braille Center