A Web of Opportunities for the Blind PDF Print E-mail

Published by: Gulf-Times.com

Date: April 18, 2009

Read the entire article at: http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=285500&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

"Rashid Shafi al-Marri, a nine-year-old blind boy, did not know until recently what wealth of information awaited him on the Internet.
But now, thanks to the Supreme Council for Information and Technology Qatar (ictQatar), Rashid can explore the virtual haven of knowledge.
It was a startling sight to see him working feverishly on a computer - downloading songs, and playing music - at the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blinds (QSCCB) last week...

The tool provides the blind with the privacy he/she needs to use the computer without relying on others, using voice commands, now available in Arabic. A usual training session lasts three days...."



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