Workshop held for Braille experts in gulf

DUBAI —Tamkeen Centre, in collaboration with Braille House and Ramada Hotel Dubai, organised a Braille typing workshop recently for all the Braille specialists in the AGCC countries.

The workshop was part of Tamkeen's efforts to offer training programmes for those involved with vision impaired people.

In the workshop, various issues including the introduction of pointed drawings in school books, mechanism of Braille's drawn maps in addition to general typing techniques and the adaptation of the Arabic language to suit Braille conversion programes were discussed.

"We have focused on Braille typing as a response to the growing need to train specialists on Braille typing operations,'' Awatef Akbari, Head of Training at Tamkeen Centre, explained.

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