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UNAB Staff Training Students of Sir Apollo Kagwa Secondary School

In an exciting collaboration aimed at empowering students with visual impairments, staff members from the Uganda National Association for the Blind (UNAB) recently conducted a special training session for students of Sir Apollo Kagwa Secondary School. This event marked an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to promote inclusive education and provide students with the tools and support they need to succeed.

About Sir Apollo Kagwa Secondary School

Sir Apollo Kagwa Secondary School, located in [insert location], is a renowned institution known for its commitment to providing quality education to students from diverse backgrounds. In line with its mission of inclusivity and accessibility, the school welcomes students with visual impairments and strives to create a supportive learning environment where every student can thrive.

The Training Session

Led by experienced educators and specialists from UNAB, the training session covered a range of topics designed to enhance the educational experience of students with visual impairments. From braille literacy and adaptive technology to orientation and mobility training, students were introduced to a variety of tools and techniques that will help them navigate their academic journey with confidence and independence.

Braille Literacy

Braille literacy serves as the cornerstone of education for individuals with visual impairments, providing them with access to written materials and empowering them to participate fully in the classroom. During the training session, students were introduced to the basics of braille reading and writing, learning how to decipher braille characters and transcribe text into braille format. By mastering this essential skill, students will be able to access textbooks, worksheets, and other written materials independently, enhancing their academic success.

Adaptive Technology

In addition to braille literacy, students were also introduced to adaptive technology tools and resources designed to support their learning needs. From screen readers and magnification software to electronic braille displays and tactile graphics, students learned how to utilize these technologies to access digital content, navigate electronic devices, and engage with multimedia resources. By incorporating adaptive technology into their learning routine, students can access information and participate in educational activities with greater ease and efficiency.

Orientation and Mobility Training

Another important aspect of the training session was orientation and mobility training, which focused on developing students’ spatial awareness, navigation skills, and independent travel abilities. Through hands-on activities and guided exercises, students learned how to use mobility aids such as white canes and guide dogs to navigate their surroundings safely and confidently. By mastering these skills, students can navigate their school environment, travel independently, and participate in community activities with greater freedom and autonomy.


The training session conducted by UNAB staff members at Sir Apollo Kagwa Secondary School represents a significant step forward in our collective efforts to promote inclusive education and empower students with visual impairments. By providing students with the tools, resources, and support they need to succeed, we are helping to create a more inclusive and equitable education system where every student has the opportunity to thrive. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Sir Apollo Kagwa Secondary School and other educational institutions to ensure that all students, regardless of their abilities, can reach their full potential.