Cuba visually-impaired back to class
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- Health and Medicine
- 08 / 30 / 2007
Over 2,000 Cuban visually-impaired children and youth are expected to attend the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic course in 15 special schools existing throughout the country.
Authorities from the Education Ministry stated that most of those students with vision problems will be in elementary, junior school, polytechnic and university education.
All of them will be supported with Braille typewriters and papers, tape recorders and other necessary aids.
To improve the quality of education for those suffering from that physical disability, Cuba is creating a social information network to facilitate learning with the new information technologies.
The Cuban government gives special importance and priority care to people with any disability, on the principle that everyone has the same right to life, welfare, education and work.
Source: Prensa Latina