BDNAB sends members to Malaysia to learn embossing

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THE Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind sent two of its members to Malaysia yesterday for embossing training.

According to a statement from the association, its executive director and vice treasurer will be trained for two days at Index Braille Technology Sys (M) Sdn Bhd in Melaka.

Their training will include service and repair of the Index Braille, a Braille embossing machine.

The training is aimed at helping the association produce Braille textbooks for students in Brunei.

“BDNAB will start producing Braille textbooks for primary level visually impaired students in Brunei in mid-October this year.

“The idea of producing Braille textbooks came from the executive director himself, so he is hoping that after attending the training, he can implement the experience when producing the Braille books and contribute the knowledge to the other members of BDNAB,” it said.

The trip was an invitation by the company to help raise the technical level of Braille in the sultanate. Index Braille has made Braille more accessible for blind people across the world, said the association.

The Brunei Times