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January 23, 2021

Australian High Commission Donates Braille Embosser Machine to Special Education Resource Centre

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Children and adults with profound blindness have now been given the opportunity to better their reading and learning skills.

The Australian High Commission today launched the braille embosser equipment, which will enhance learning and teaching for children in schools with special needs.

The braille embosser machine is a longtime need for the Special Education Resource Centre.

Arnold Koima, Inclusive Special Education Inspector, says it was a four year proposal that has now been realised.

The machine presented today is one of the four machines that has been handed over to the Special Education Resource Centre from the Australian High Commission.

Australian High Commission’s Counselor for Development, Suzanne Edgecombe, said the launch of the machines reflects the Australian Government working together with PNG to make education more available to people with special needs.

A single braille embosser machine costs more than K63,000.

It’s a special type of printer that uses braille software that reads and produces documents as braille cells and can print 900 pages in an hour.

The machine can be used by children who are profoundly blind to read braille letters and words on education materials.

The first two machines have already been handed over to the other resource centers in the Highlands and New Guinea Islands.

It will benefit the visually impaired who previously have not had access to such technology.

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