During 2021, with the financial support of the Government of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Culture of RS, the Braille Resource Center was established. The center is equipped with three sets of printers for Braille printing, two of which have the possibility of simultaneous printing of Braille and ink. The center is also equipped with ten Braille displays with 40 rows. Licensed software programs (Jaws, Windows, Duxbury) were also purchased.
Instructors and trainers are prepared and trained for quality handling of newly acquired equipment as well as the transfer of knowledge and skills to trainees. A quality training program has been developed and a methodology for conducting it has been established. The resource center was opened on November 12, 2021 in Banja Luka.
The first training was completed with ten participants who are fully trained to independently handle the new equipment. The center will primarily serve for training, as well as for printing services. We express our gratitude to the Government of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Culture of RS for contributing to the more successful application of Braille and new technology in our region.
The establishment of a center during the pandemic in difficult working conditions is a great success and significantly contributes to the popularization and application of Braille technology.
President of the Union of the blind of the Republic of Srpska (a branch of the Union of the Blind in Bosnia and Herzegovina)
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