Goa govt to make available all info in Braille
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 23:43
Panaji: Goa has earned the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to get the government notifications published in the Braille script.

State Printing and Stationery Minister Aleixo Sequira today inaugurated the Braille embosser which can print the official gazette in the Braille script, on demand.

Government gazette is brought out every Thursday that informs people about the latest acts enacted by the state and central governments and other related information.

The minister said that the facility would be extended free of cost for the visually impaired citizens while it would be made available to commercial establishments and educational institutions at a nominal cost.

The Printing and Stationary Department of the government procured the necessary machine and software to bring out the gazette in Braille script.

The Minister said that it would take only a few minutes for the notifications to be converted into Braille through a software developed by a private company Modular Pvt Ltd.

Thanking the state for the initiative, Goa Unit President of National Association For Blinds Rozendo Mendosa said it is for the first time in the country that any government department would offer information in the Braille script.


First Published: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 23:43

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