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August 23, 2012

Heydar Aliyev Foundation donates “Mini information laboratory” to the Society for the Visually Handicapped of Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev Foundation donated “Mini information laboratory” to the Society for the Visually Handicapped of Azerbaijan. The “Mini information laboratory” includes a special computer desk, a computer typesetting and a software system that allows the visually impaired to send and receive different information.


One can use textbooks with the help of the audio package Jawes For Windows, a Pearl camera scanner, a device for reading audio books, a large device allowing to fix sheets designed for writing the Braille alphabet and be able to read different information by using the audio programme.


Several years ago, Heydar Aliyev Foundation took an initiative to deliver the modern technologies for the visually handicapped to Azerbaijan. In 2005, the Foundation and UNDP signed an agreement on cooperation to ensure the use of ICT by blind and visually impaired people.


The project aims to integrate the visually impaired into society and to expand opportunities to acquire knowledge and information by means of information and communications. Under the Foundation`s initiative, a publishing house has been established at a special boarding school for visually handicapped children. The textbooks and manuals are being printed here using the Braille alphabet.



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