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2218 Conditions for the Blind in Iran (May 4, 2022)

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Show Notes

To reach Aliasghar Assadi, send him an e-mail at:
Note: His last name is (now) spelled with 2 “s” in Assadi, his e-mail address has only 1 “s”.

Some resources for the blind in Iran include:

    This can be somehow compared with ADP or audio descriptive project in the US but in this website one of the Iranian celebrities namely Gelareh Abbasi, has encouraged many Iranian celebrities along with actresses and actors to help her describe movies for the blind along with some podcasts made by the blind for the blind community.
    This is the first newspaper for the blind published in Braille for more than 24 years now. Of course, these days they provide the newspaper in electronic format, podcasts and of course the Braille version is still published.
    This is an English version of the "Special Education Organization" that is responsible for the education of people with disabilities from pre-school aged children up to higher education.
    This is a website namely "comprehensive disability data bank of Iran" which is in Farsi and contains lots of resources about people with disabilities in Iran including visually impaired folks.

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