This is a stand in the SME village, located in Zone C: SME Village. Stand number: C15
Harpo, a Polish company, creates innovative solutions for people with disabilities, based on electronic and information technology.
This exhibit will demonstrate the Mountbatten Brailler which is used to teach literacy to very young blind children using Braille. It was developed in Europe but for some time has been manufactured outside Europe. The Mountbatten is now home again and, with continued development from Harpo, is moving sustainably into the 21st century. It includes speech feedback and requires only basic computer skills. This means that children as young as three years old can have an excellent foundation for their education, employment and inclusion in the life of their communities. The Mountbatten is very inclusive, enabling a blind child to participate fully while his or her sighted teachers, parents and classmates can also be a part of their Braille-based world of information.
Coordinator: Patricia FRASER (Harpo Sp. z o. o., Poland)