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StanChart Bahrain backs centre to combat blindness

A new initiative to combat blindness and establish a rehabilitation centre for the visually impaired in Bahrain was announced yesterday (March 10) by Standard Chartered Bank. The $500,000 facility is part of the bank's global

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StanChart Bahrain backs centre to combat blindness

A new initiative to combat blindness and establish a rehabilitation centre for the visually impaired in Bahrain was announced yesterday (March 10) by Standard Chartered Bank. The $500,000 facility is part of the bank's global

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New car radar technology to reduce accident ‘blind spot’

Bosch’s new technology soon to be standard on a wide range of cars on sale in UAE showrooms will ease the accident ‘blind spot’ problem and help reduce one of the leading causes of death on the country’s roads.

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Jobs hope for blind women in Bahrain

Blind Bahraini women could soon embark on careers as masseuses. Twenty-five blind and visually impaired women from around the GCC took part in an intensive massage training course yesterday (January 6) in Bahrain, said a report in

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Abu Dhabi goes blind-friendly

Visually-impaired tourists and residents visiting Abu Dhabi, UAE, are now being offered information on the destination in braille – the tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually-impaired. A concise brochure outlini

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Cash machine for the blind installed in Bahrain

A specially equipped cash machine has been installed for the blind and partially sighted in Isa Town. The ATM was unveiled in a ceremony yesterday by the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) at its Financial Mall, said a report in the

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Drive to offer restaurant menus in Braille

Restaurants across Bahrain could soon have menus in Braille language, as part of an initiative to integrate blind people into society, a report said. A group of 25 students from the Applied Science University (ASU) hope to turn th

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Blind Bahrain student 'sees big IT dreams'

A Bahrain-based blind Indian teenager hopes to pursue his ambition of becoming a computer wiz with the necessary tools that can help him overcome his physical disability. Ahmed Fawaz studies at the Abdulrahman Al Dakhil Intermediate Boys S

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UK specialist college to target Mena students

UK-based Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), a specialist provider of further education and training, is set to focus on attracting students from the Mena region who are visually impaired or who have special educational needs. RNC

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Noor Dubai restores sight to over 500,000

Noor Dubai, the UAE-based charity initiative focused on preventing low vision and curable forms of blindness, has treated more than half a million individuals across the MEA and Asia region in its first six months of operations.

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