World Braille Day: National Rights Commission urges government to equip schools, train teachers, ensure access to information for visually impaired.

By Bakah Derick 

The Cameroon Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has recommended the provision of "teaching materials (Braille tablets, punches, Braille paper, etc.) to support the visually impaired." The Recommendation is contained in a statement issued by the national rights commission to mark the 2023 edition of World Braille Day. 
World Braille Day 

 The Commission recommends that the Ministries of Basic Education, Secondary Education and Higher Education should equip schools and universities with Braille transcription equipment and train teachers to master Braille.The Commission strongly recommends that the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development, and all the local authorities, should ensure that disability is taken into account at the local level by providing access to information at the level of the Regions and Municipalities." The Commission notes in their introduction. 

The Commission has expressed satisfaction with the recent  registration  of 19 Civil Society organisations (CSOs) in the file affiliates to the CHRC, including seven organizations and five structures specialized in the promotion and protection of the blind and visually impaired.

Since 2019, World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4

Here is the complete statement

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