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Sources of AT advice in Slovakia

Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union

http://www.unss.sk/english/index_en.htm

Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union (UNSS) is a civic organisation established April 7th, 1990.
It pursues the objective to improve the quality of life of visually impaired Slovak people and to give partially sighted and blind citizens chance to live full-value life and participate in the development of an integrated society.
It provides the services of

  • social rehabilitation
  • counselling for families with impaired children
  • helps with employment and retraining
  • recreational reconditioning courses
  • advocating for impaired people interests
  • provides recommendation for applications for subsidizing the purchase of access technology
  • provides consultancy on removing architectonic barriers
  • organizing the training for guide dogs

Slovak hearing impairment union

http://szsp.sk/index.html

It provides the services of

  • social rehabilitation
  • counselling for families with impaired children
  • helps with employment and retraining
  • recreational reconditioning courses
  • provides information about the assistive technology
  • organise training for sign language

Independent living centre - non profit association

http://www.csz.sk/index.php?id=0_1
It provides information about

  • Foundation
  • Assistive technology
  • Barrier free environment
  • Transfer services
  • Car accommodation

Access Centre of the Technical University of Košice

http://www.tuke.sk/AC/indexACeng.html

Assistive Technology Specialist from Access Centre assists students in assessing, evaluating, applying and using a variety of assistive technology, computers and software that can offset the effects of a disability.

  • counselling, advisory and technical support
  • training of students in special technology usage
  • training of teachers how to teach