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This is a concept paper discussing the use of computers to improve the quality of learning for students with visual impairment at the University of Zambia. The paper argues that enough research has been done on factors affecting the learning of students with visual impairment in higher education institutions but it appears little is being done to address the challenges they face especially in the use of computers. Further, while the paper postulates several challenges that may hinder the implementation of research results, it explains the benefits that may accrue to students with visual impairments once they are empowered with computer skills. The paper recommends effective utilisation of research results to improve the quality of learning for students with visual impairment through computers and other ICTs.
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