A 572nd issue of Chelcheraq, a weekly magazine that, among other things, covers cultural and social issues, reported that an audio library has opened in Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan and Baluchestan, in collaboration with South Korea’s Samsung. The library is designed to help visually-impaired children catch up with their peers on the educational front. Here is what the short news story said:
Sistan and Baluchestan officials including those of the provincial Welfare Department and the representative of Samsung Group were on hand for the inauguration of an audio library in Zahedan. At the ceremony, speakers recalled the importance of modern facilities for those who are visually-impaired and praised the contribution of giant firms to such modernization projects.
The facility in Zahedan is the seventh Samsung is helping set up across Iran. It is designed to render educational services to children with visual impairment.
The library which has been equipped by Samsung features software for the visually-impaired, audiobooks, Braille monitors and other audio devices. Access to such libraries improves the quality of education for the visually impaired children and gives them a chance to unlock their potential.