December 08, 2016
Ready for Mahi online help for disabled
Disability support service Te Roopu Taurima today launched a free e-learning resource to supporting disabled people to get ready for work.
Chief executive Tania Thomas says Ready for Mahi is a world first, offering learners English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language versions.
The developers conducted more than 300 module trials with people with a range of disabilities to ensure it will be usable and effective.
"We want them to have more choice and control over their lives and we want them to have great lives so we work to make sure people have meaningful things to do, that they are happy in what they are doing and they have fun in what they are doing. This e-learning resource is all about a fun way of learning. You can do it in an internet cafe, on a tablet, on a laptop, on a PC, and you can do it at your own pace," Ms Thomas says.
While Ready for Mahi was originally designed for use by people with intellectual impairments, the trial showed it can be helpful to a much wider group of people who are seeking employment.
The resource is at www.terooputaurima.org.nz/elearning
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