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119 libraries and special reading areas for blind people in Cuba
These centers constitute an achievement of the Revolution in favor of culture and of the full incorporation of disabled people to society, as well as a greeting to the day of the librarian.

There are already four provinces that completed this sort of installations in all of its municipalities, and they are Villa Clara, Camagüey, Las Tunas and Santiago de Cuba.

The biggest library for these disabled people is to be found at the cultural recreational center of the National Blind People Association (ANCI in Spanish for Asociación Nacional del Ciego) of the capital, with more than two thousand five hundred titles, followed by the room found in the José Martí National Library, which also has higher technology reading equipment.

In these areas, blind readers find texts in Braille system, as well as the so called talking book, with work pieces recorded on tapes and CDs.

Many of these installations are currently attended by blind librarians who have graduated in this profession.

At the triumph of the Revolution the only one that existed in Cuba was the Raimundo Cabrera library from the Varona Suárez cultural Foundation for blind people in the capital.


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