UAE celebrates International Day of Braille

Middle East, January 5 2017

DUBAI: The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development celebrated the International Day of Braille by holding a series of events to raise awareness about the rights of people with vision disabilities and ways to communicate with them.

person reading BrailleOne of the aims was to propagate the use of the Braille writing system to help impart education to people with vision disabilities.

The events were held at the Ajman Cultural Centre, in co-operation with the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired, Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children and Nattiq Technologies.

The event featured a painting exhibition for people with vision disabilities affiliated with the Al Jalila Centre, and a technology exhibition organized by Nattiq Technologies. A number of advanced devices and software meant to assist people with vision disabilities to read were showcased at the exhibition.

The ministry reiterated its keenness to pursue its role to raise awareness about issues impacting various sections of the community.

Source: wam

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