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We have a refreshable braille display keyboard at our office

We have a refreshable braille display keyboard at our office which is very useful for editing our braille Quran and other books, however the cost makes it out of reach for individuals who could otherwise use it to read information from the internet on the computer.

How New Technology Helps Blind People Explore the World | Chieko Asakawa | TED Talks TED TED

How can technology help improve our quality of life? How can we navigate the world without using the sense of vision? Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who's been blind since the age of fourteen, is working on answering these questions. In a charming demo, she shows off some new technology that's helping blind people explore the world ever more independently ... because, she suggests, when we design for greater accessibility, everyone benefits.

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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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