During the first day of intensive sessions Access students visited the Office for blind and visually impaired people in Pljevlja with the aim of analyzing the problems blind and visually impaired people face and identifying the aids they use in everyday life. Our hosts did their best to introduce students with issues that blind and visually impaired people face on daily basis, their struggles, needs and all other difficulties they need to overcome. They presented various aids blind people use in everyday life.
Students also had the opportunity to see how the Braille printing machine works and to see a copy of the magazine in Braille. What’s more, students were privileged to have Ms. Žana Đačić, the president of the Office for blind and visually impaired people, read a didactic story from the magazine. Students discussed the story and shared their opinions which proved that they learned the lesson from the story.
Our hosts presented a cane that helps them walk, computer and smartphones with voice commands, a tactile watch telling the time by touch with tactile dots, the games for blind and visually impaired people such as dominoes and chess as well as the Talking Dart, an electronic darts product. Students took turns to try playing it with their eyes closed in order to see the challenge of playing the darts game without being able to see the board.