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Tamkeen Conducts a Braille Typing Workshop

Tamkeen center, in collaboration with Braille House and Ramada Hotel Dubai, has organized a Braille typing workshop for all the Braille typing specialists in the GCC countries. This workshop comes as part of Tamkeen’s efforts to offer training programs 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 programs have been discussed by the specialists in the GCC.
“the workshop is part of our efforts in providing leading services to people with vision impairments. We have focused on Braille typing as a response to the growing need to train specialists on Braille typing operations. This workshop will have a positive impact on Braille publications, especially school and educational publications". Awatef Akbari, Head of Training at Tamkeen Center, explained
“Tamkeen’s priority is to empower vision impaired people. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we work closely with different community sectors and agencies. As for this workshop, we cooperated with Braille House and Ramada Hotel, Dubai to organize this GCC workshop, which was attended by specialists from Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and UAE." Akbari added.
Tamkeen provides facilities and services to vision impaired people aiming at empowering them to optimize their independence and enhance the quality of their lives. Additionally, Tamkeen offers training, support, counseling and consultations to organizations to create meaningful job opportunities for them in the UAE. Tamkeen focuses on creating better awareness of the abilities of the vision impaired within the community in order to provide better levels of cooperation between the two.

8/1/2006
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