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Today we welcomed 3 teachers from Al-Basiir school of the blind in Mogadishu

Today we welcomed 3 teachers from Al-Basiir school of the blind in Mogadishu. The school was started in 2011 in response to the requests of blind students who were left without a school after the closure of a missionary school for the blind due to the dangerous situation in the area which resulted in the foreign teachers leaving Somalia.

We want to help develop this school by training the teachers to produce braille books and teaching methods. If you would like to help in giving them second hand braillers and laptops when they leave please give a donation.

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Today we welcomed 3 teachers from Al-Basiir school of the blind in Mogadishu

Today we welcomed 3 teachers from Al-Basiir school of the blind in Mogadishu. The school was started in 2011 in response to the requests of blind students who were left without a school after the closure of a missionary school for the blind due to the dangerous situation in the area which resulted in the foreign teachers leaving Somalia.

We want to help develop this school by training the teachers to produce braille books and teaching methods. If you would like to help in giving them second hand braillers and laptops when they leave please give a donation.

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A Smart Watch to Translate Real Time Data into Braille

As today is World Braille day, let’s focus on a smartwatch that translates smartphone data into Braille. When wearing Dot, a Braille smartwatch, users can check the time, read incoming text messages or tweets, and even e-books. The face of the smartwatch consists of four cells with six active dots, which rise and fall to produce the four Braille characters. The rate at which the watch displays new characters can be calibrated to meet the user's reading speed. This smartwatch could also facilitate Braille learning: it spells out letters as they appear in Braille on the watch. This is an important step in improving Braille literacy as only 10% of blind students in the US are learning to read it.

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Al-Fitrah foundation trustee ,Haji Othman Isa , handing over a set of braille Quran

Al-Fitrah foundation trustee ,Haji Othman Isa , handing over a set of braille Quran donated under our Waqf scheme and some braille Islamic books to Mr Nordin Hanafiah , a telephonist at the KOMTAR building in Penang. On his left is Mr Thangaveloo who is keen to read an English translation of the Holy Quran. Haji Othman has completed transcribing the English translation into braillle and our staff Firdaus is currently editing it . Inshaa Allah it will be ready by the end of next month.

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