Lenovo Powers – Lenovo’s aim of providing smarter technology for all begins in the classroom. This entails breaking down obstacles, promoting equitable learning experiences, and allowing learners of all ages, talents, and means to reach their full potential. Earlier this year, Lenovo donated ten Lenovo laptops to the Epilepsy Classroom at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, enabling students living with epilepsy to access curriculum and proving the power of technology to foster an inclusive learning environment.
The SickKids Epilepsy Classroom, which is open to elementary-school children with epilepsy who struggle at school or learn differently than their peers, provides a safe environment in which to better understand the impact of epilepsy on their development and to care for their unique special education and social-emotional needs. The SickKids Epilepsy Classroom, like Lenovo’s goal of producing technology that celebrates inclusivity and removes obstacles in education, gives children with epilepsy access to specialized treatment that can help them reach their full potential.
SickKids Epilepsy Classroom pupils now have access to speech-to-text, text-to-voice, and organizing tools thanks to new Lenovo laptops. As a result, pupils have become more self-sufficient in their writing expression and have been able to compose personal story stories this year. Students used the same speech-to-text software to perform online research that assisted them in creating three-dimensional plasticine models of animal habitats.
Furthermore, kids with fine motor difficulties or other physical challenges have benefited from the touch screen feature of the laptops through online matching activities, as well as drag and drop or trivia games.
“Computer technology is essential for our students to access the Ontario curriculum,” Dr. Elizabeth Kerr, Director of the Epilepsy Classroom and Clinical Neuropsychologist Epilepsy Surgery Program at SickKids, said. “This donation enables our students to gain proficiency in assistive technology in a safe and supportive environment, as well as expose them to a wide range of educational activities that meet their learning needs.” We are deeply grateful.”
Lenovo’s Product Diversity Office (PDO) was formed in 2019 and launched in 2020 to ensure that Lenovo goods and solutions are both inclusive and accessible. By 2025, 75% of Lenovo’s products will have been reviewed by inclusive design specialists to guarantee that
they fulfill the needs of everyone, regardless of physical characteristics or abilities. “At Lenovo, we believe that every student has the potential to succeed.”
In addition to the ten laptops donated to the Epilepsy Classroom, Lenovo also donated ten machines to Toronto District School Board (TDSB) classrooms at SickKids. These laptops have aided students in their shared learning experiences and in staying connected to peers
and friends at their home school.