Maurice Nalobaka

Maurice Nalobaka

  • Age: 50
  • Media use at home – Type: Personal computer
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Display: Adapt contrast – macOS
  • Diagnose: Moderate visual impairment – Moderate low vision

Maurice grew up in the impoverished suburbs of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire), before being adopted at the age of six and moving to Antwerp, Belgium. Maurice acquired night blindness as an infant in Kinshasa as a result of chronic vitamin A deficiency, a condition that remains a plague among children in many developing countries.Maurice’s disease causes him to not only see badly at night, but it also takes some time for his vision to switch from brightly lit locations to dark ones. His contrast vision has also deteriorated significantly.

Capacities to support

Due to a chronic vitamin A, Maurice developed night blindness.

Advice for Assistive Technology:

Color Filters

Description Color filters change the color palette on the screen and can help you distinguish between things that differ only by color. It makes it possible for you to always see what’s on the screen. (source: Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing Start Menu > Settings > Ease of Access > […]

Dark Mode

Description Dark mode is a view that is easy on the eyes and helps you to focus more on your work. Dark mode uses a dark color scheme that works system wide. (source: Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing Mac: Apple menu > System Preferences > General > Light, Dark or […]


Description VoiceOver is an advanced screen reader built into OS X. VoiceOver speaks text in documents and windows and provides a spoken description of events on your screen. You can control your Mac primarily from the keyboard, a braille display or a trackpad. (source: Manuals – online support Where to find & pricing iPhone, […]

Text-To-Speech from Kurzweil 3000

Description Kurzweil 3000 is a web-managed application that helps educators to meet the varying needs of their students within one intuitive environment. Students of all levels can learn from the same materials, which are accessible through the system’s cloud-based library, anytime and from any computer, or their iPad. This new level of accessibility, combined with […]

Text-To-Speech from SprintPlus (Dutch)

Description SprintPlus is a handy reading program that helps you read and write. Thanks to the pleasant reading voice, you can hear what you are writing and notice mistakes more quickly. SprintPlus works with Microsoft Word and PDF files.In addition to the reading functions, the software contains a series of additional aids such as homophonic […]