South Africa, Free State: Yesterday, on 06 April 2023, Ka-Dah, in partnership with the Free State Department of Social Development and the Department of Science and Innovation and Technology, hosted a kickoff Innovation and Technology session for the visually impaired at the Old Standard Bank Building, Bloemfontein.
Ka-Dah is a technology device that assists visually impaired individuals in navigating and accessing the functions, controls and applications of smart phones without the need to use a smart phone’s touch screen.
According to the founder of this device, Mr Tieho Tsiane, before they roll out the device into the market, they are going to have an orientation session with N.G.O.s around the Free State. This will enable all visually impaired community members to test and provide feedback about the device.
Ka-Dah intends to bring revolutionary technology to the market; it is data free and has a battery life span of two days. Ntate Rantshi, from Tlamahanang Blind Association, gave testimony about this device and how it has helped him navigate every day life. Ntate Rantshi suffered from Ptosis and recommended the Ka-Dah device to everyone that attended. He also applauded the Ka-Dah company and implored them to continue helping disadvantaged people.
Me. Mamosa Motsoeneng, Director of Special Needs, thanked the Technology and Innovation Agency and Ka-Dah for this opportunity; “this device is going to assist our department and all departments in aiding and helping the visually impaired, so we are grateful for the partnership”.
According to the Youth Empowerment Organisation (YEO), “We love this technology, and as an organization, we are looking forward to using it.” They also assured the Free State Department that YEO is committed to making #Ka-Dah accessible to the visually impaired. The offline session was attended by hundreds of people who found it informative and expressed excitement about using the technology.