Workshop "Actuality of Braille in Different Socio-Economic Settings"
The 2009 is the Bicentennial of the birth of Louis Braille. UNESCO in Paris and many other international and domestic organizations are organizing events to highlight the actuality of the Braille system for visually impaired. Braille is still the widest used form of literacy for blind persons around the world.
The goal of this event at the WB is to underline the actuality of Braille in all socio-economic settings, the usability and affordability of Braille. In fact Braille can be produced using a slate and stylus in which each dot is created from the back of the page, writing in mirror image, by hand, or it may be produced on a Braille typewriter or Perkins Brailler, or produced by a Braille embosser attached to a computer. It may also be rendered using a refreshable Braille display.
The event will focus on current use of Braille in education in Africa and Latin America, with live interventions via videoconference connections with Kampala, Montevideo and San Paulo
WB Task Team Leaders working on education projects will be invited to learn about Braille for the inclusion of this learning method in inclusive education projects. Also government officials in Country Offices will be invited to share the same knowledge
RSVP to Merced Blanquita Doroteo at Mswan@worldbank.org