HAVANA, Cuba.- The significant education programs benefitting the visually impaired in Cuba is the main subject of debates at the 2nd Forum on the History of Cuba’s National Association for the Blind (ANCI), underway in Havana.
Presentations have underlined important achievements, such as the large spread throughout the island of the Braille system and the creation of special schools for that population sector.
Participants also exchanged views on a presentation about a literacy campaign for blind people supported by the local radio, which was designed by visually impaired teacher Sacarias Alvisa in the late 1940s.
The growing movement of visually impaired authors, which edited 27 works in Braille system or recorded on CDs at the most recent International Book Fair, was also high on the forum’s agenda.
Other works being addressed include the participation in sports, music, teaching and other projects booting the development of the Cuban National Association for the Blind.