Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 17 September 2019

National Archives creates Braille versions of UAE history books

Three books in Braille have already been published by the National Archives, the organisation has said.

The National Archives is exploring the possibility of increasing the number of Braille versions of its books on the history and heritage of the UAE.

Three books have already been printed in Braille — Zayed: From Challenge to Union, Khalifa: Journey to the Future, and Qasr Al Hosn 1793—1966.

Efforts are under way to have the Emirates Association for the Visually Impaired and the National Archives work together on the potential project.

“The National Archives’ concern with the visually impaired is a manifestation of its belief in the importance of strengthening the role played by reading in shaping an individual’s personality,” said Majid Al Muhairi, executive director of the National Archives.

“The goal is to increase interaction with the community and help address the issues going on around them, in addition to cultivating knowledge and national culture.”

Mr Al Muhairi said his organisation will also provide the association with a selection of audio books.

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Updated: April 14, 2016 04:00 AM

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