New ways to teach blind about civilization
- Los invidentes dispondrán de una sala especial en el Museo Egipcio de El Cairo con información en Braile -
Blind visitors are now able to feel the magic of the Egyptian Museum, thanks to a special new gallery which will let them discover by touch the historic treasures.
The museum provides cards written with Braille, a system of touch reading for the blind, that explain all the information regarding antiques shown.
As one of the museums' educational role, the project aims to enable everyone to benefit and learn, especially blind people, Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said to reporters Sunday.
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass said that a group of blind people and people endowed with eyesight participate in the project by training and explaining to the blind from all ages.
Hawass emphasized that the project received local and international praise.
A German magazine said the Egyptian Museum one of the few museums in the world which conducted such an activity.
Fuente: Alarab Online