Most blind people find it hard to access information


Most information is presented in print or digital format, making it hard for people living with blindness to access information.

The information that is available in Braille is limited. That is the biggest divide between the blind and the seeing," said the CEO of the Malaysian Foundation for the Blind (MFB) Silatul Rahim Dahman.

The 50-year-old said that there was a time that MFB tried to address the issue by holding a 'newspaper reading session' for the blind so that the latter could keep abreast with current issues.

"For example at 5.00 pm every day, volunteers would come (to the foundation) and allocation around an hour to read the newspaper for them. But for how long can we keep doing this"

"The times and technology has evolved, so we need a more practical methods to access the wealth of information coming in in so many forms," he explained.