PT introduces inclusion technologies in school libraries
Portugal Telecom, through the PT Foundation, and the Regional Network of School Libraries have teamed up to introduce accessibility technologies in basic education schools in Ponta Delgada.
The program “All Together We Read” already included the Mafra School Group and the Group of Schools in the southwest of Odivelas and now arrives in the Azores. On the island of Sao Miguel, three institutions – the Basic Integrated Schools Roberto Ivens, Capelas and Ribeira Grande – will feature the inclusion technology in their libraries.
As a result of the agreement, over 520 pupils will get access to IT equipment (PCs and tablets) as well as inclusion software, such as PT Grid 2.
Grace Rebocho, director of Citizenship Corporate and Inclusion PT Foundation said
With this support, PT Foundation aims to contribute to equal opportunities for students.
In addition to technology, the libraries will be provided with resources that promote reading and access, use and production of information: accessible books (e-books, audiobooks, books in braille), software reading, augmentative communication solutions, services and products intended for PC handling.
In the last three academic years, 33 school groups, a total of 97 school libraries have been equipped reveals Grace Rebocho, director of Corporate Citizenship and Inclusion PT Foundation.
“The main objective is to contribute to equal opportunities for all students, using technology and solutions adapted to the particularities of those who show special educational needs. It is therefore through digital inclusion, which promotes academic success through a better communication.