Tuesday, 06 December 2011 11:12
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 6 The 59th issue of the Faro magazine, written in Braille for the blind and visually impaired of Iberian America and other regions, currently circulating in Cuba, is dedicated to the 16th anniversary of its creation.
Among the most interesting articles in this issue are one about schools for the blind in Cuba, written by Marisabel Tamayo, president of the History Commission of the island’s National Association for the Blind
(ANCI); another about the city of Baracoa, which was the first village founded by the Spanish 500 years ago, and a third one about the cinema for the blind; all of them written by visually impaired collaborators.
The publication features different sections that cover different aspects of society with the purpose of providing those who lack the sense of the sight with greater access to information and culture, according to the director Jose Miguel Ramos.
Issued by ANCI, Faro is the only magazine of its type in Cuba; it targets not only Cuban readers but also audiences outside the island. The publication is mailed out for free to its subscribers.(acn)