Edit Microsystems, one of the founding members of ADESSA, was recently recognised for their work in providing life changing assistive technology to persons with disabilities at the 2016 EduWeek Awards held in Johannesburg.
Edit Microsystems received two awards; the Community Award and Supplier of the Year for Special Needs Award. Pieter Labuschagne, Managing Director of Edit Microsystems said: “We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards particularly as 2016 is our company’s 25 year anniversary.”
The Community Award is awarded to an educational establishment or individual who can demonstrate real value to the community it serves through the most imaginative attempt to aid the wider community socially, culturally or economically. The Supplier of the Year is a company that supplies educational institutions with high quality, safe products that meet the needs of teachers and learners in the classroom.
Both of the awards were motivated by the life altering work that the company does in promoting inclusion in education. “Every person, regardless of ability, should be given the opportunity to reach their maximum potential and be able to live a life of dignity and self-worth,” said Pieter Labuschagne. One of the projects recognised at the event was the eBraille project, implemented by Edit Microsystems in partnership with the Department of Education, which is revolutionising teaching and learning for visually impaired learners across South Africa.