Sea Point based company, Edit Microsystems, won two prestigious international awards for their work in special needs and inclusion across Africa.
The eBraille project, implemented by Edit Microsystems, was recognised as a sustainable, life-altering project that gives the blind community access to the internet through the use of refreshable Braille.
Edit Microsystems was also rec-ently 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.
The company’s managing director, Pieter Labuschagne, said: “We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards particularly as 2016 is our company’s 25 year anniversary. In 2015 Edit Microsystems received the ICT Supplier of the Year and we are delighted that 2016 saw us build upon last years’ success.”
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. Supplier of the Year is awarded to companies who supply educational institutions with high quality, safe products that meet the needs of teachers and learners in the classroom.