Bank Sohar supports Al Noor Association for the Blind
- Oman: Saturday, January 12 - 2013 at 12:55
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As part of its commitment to supporting the wider community, Bank Sohar has presented the Al Noor Association for the Blind with ten laptops and a Braille Sense PLUS device to support the reading and writing of the blind at various levels of education within the organization.
The Al Noor Association for the Blind was founded in 1997 with the aim of improving living standards for blind people in the Sultanate of Oman.
The association also represents the interests of the blind community and provides support services in areas of social and vocational development and the teaching of Braille.
These services enable members to live as normally as possible in the community. The association, in cooperation with the responsible authorities, also explores employment opportunities for the blind according to their visual condition.
Along with the ten laptops, Bank Sohar's contribution also includes the innovative Braille Sense PLUS, a notetaker with a Braille keyboard (Perkins type keyboard) and a 32-cell refreshable Braille display. This notetaker has the capabilities of a word processor, web browser, schedule manager, and media player.
"This device is a great asset for the visually impaired and will provide them with the opportunity to interact and communicate through computers. We hope that our contribution to the Al Noor Association will make a difference to those with impaired vision in Oman," said, Munira Abdulnabi Macki.
"We will continue to be a part of such innovative programmes and associations that help bring benefits to those who truly deserve it," she added.
"We're very grateful for generous contributions from such a community-oriented organization like Bank Sohar," said Said Bin Saif Al Dheyaby, Board Vice President of the Al Noor Association.
"The Bank sees the potential of saving and restoring vision in people coping with blinding retinal diseases, and their contribution takes us another step closer to fulfilling our mission to improve the living standards of the blind in the Sultanate of Oman," he added.
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