The Georgian Ministry of Education and Science has unveiled a Georgian digital Braille system for making digital educational resources accessible for people with visual impairments, with the project supported by the United Nations Development Programme.
The body said on Thursday the innovation would help people with visual impairments access various information, including educational resources that have been made available free of charge.
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The digital version of the Georgian Braille font was created by the American expert Harris Morbis in cooperation with the Education Ministry, UNDP, Swedish state and Georgian-based non-governmental organisation Mariani.
Actively used in many countries worldwide, the electronic version of Braille helps visually impaired people use modern hardware, significantly improving the quality of education, providing quick access to information and increasing employment opportunities, the Ministry noted.