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Abu Dhabi goes blind-friendly

Visually-impaired tourists and residents visiting Abu Dhabi, UAE, are now being offered information on the destination in braille – the tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually-impaired. A concise brochure outlini

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Cash machine for the blind installed in Bahrain

A specially equipped cash machine has been installed for the blind and partially sighted in Isa Town. The ATM was unveiled in a ceremony yesterday by the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) at its Financial Mall, said a report in the

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Drive to offer restaurant menus in Braille

Restaurants across Bahrain could soon have menus in Braille language, as part of an initiative to integrate blind people into society, a report said. A group of 25 students from the Applied Science University (ASU) hope to turn th

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Blind Bahrain student 'sees big IT dreams'

A Bahrain-based blind Indian teenager hopes to pursue his ambition of becoming a computer wiz with the necessary tools that can help him overcome his physical disability. Ahmed Fawaz studies at the Abdulrahman Al Dakhil Intermediate Boys S

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UK specialist college to target Mena students

UK-based Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), a specialist provider of further education and training, is set to focus on attracting students from the Mena region who are visually impaired or who have special educational needs. RNC

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Noor Dubai restores sight to over 500,000

Noor Dubai, the UAE-based charity initiative focused on preventing low vision and curable forms of blindness, has treated more than half a million individuals across the MEA and Asia region in its first six months of operations.

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Noor Dubai restores sight to 11,000 in Chad

Noor Dubai, a charity initiative focused on preventing and treating low vision and curable forms of blindness around the world, said it has successfully treated over 11,000 people in Chad at its free cataract treatment camp in Ndjamena recently.

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