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Mauritius: The Ministry of Education provides devices of braille translation for some ten Visual deficient students

The Ministry of Education of Mauritius has made available to 18 students visual impairments at the end of last week, electronic translation machines braille information (text and images) in provenance of a connected laptop.
These devices cost about 150,000 rupees * the unit and allow affected students to follow a near-normal tuition within the public institutions of the island, according to the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
"It is the policy of the Government to provide to students with special needs equipment so they feel equal to others. The difference must not scare", recalled Vasant Bunwaree, Minister of Education.
With this technological tool, students have "direct access to information" said the Minister.
"Thanks to such initiatives, students with disabilities will be less difficult to integrate the company. Students who have received this tool may become one day lawyers, financiers, analysts, accountants, programmers", stressed Vasant Bunwaree, Minister of Education of Mauritius.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees

Fabrice François

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