Microsoft South Africa, in partnership with QASA, has set up the Digital Village with 20 state-of-the-art computers, which also have voice-activated software and other accessibility devices for people who are mobility-impaired.
The Digital Village is a training centre offering the Microsoft “Unlimited Potential” training course. This course runs for three months, and will teach learners how to use the Microsoft Office package – MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and Front Page. (Picture: Ari Seirlis with students at the Digital Village)At the end of the course, successful learners will receive a certificate from Microsoft, which is recognized by employers.
There will be four sessions of this course over the next year, with space for 20 people on each course. The cost is R700 per person, and any person may apply – you do not have to have a disability to attend these training courses. Financial aid will be available to people with disabilities who want to do this course. (Picture: Students explore their potential)