newsEWN reports that the world's first Apple Training Centre for the blind has opened its doors in the Western Cape.  The facility, launched in Worcester on Monday, aims to empower visually-impaired people with technological and IT skills by transfering text into audio.  

The multi-million rand programme is a partnership between local NGO Kaleidoscope, Absa and global technology giant Apple.  Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz commented:  “We must stop disempowering the disabled by viewing them as incapable dependents.  They are just as capable of achieving success, and our role as society is to ensure the barriers in front of them are removed and they are afforded opportunities to prosper.”

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