miércoles, 2 de febrero de 2011

Jose Marti’s Works Printed in Braille for Cuban Blinds

Cuban blinds are able to read a dozen works by Jose Marti, printed in Braille in Cuba and available in special schools and reading areas for them.

Cuba began to publish books with this method by 1987 with ‘La Edad de Oro’ () followed by ‘Nuestra America’, ‘Versos Sencillos’, ‘Ismaelillo’, ‘El presidio politico en Cuba’, ‘El Manifiesto de Montecristi’, and the novel ‘Amistad Funesta’.

With this purpose, blind librarians have handcrafted his works by means of typing machines or slates, a practiced initiated in 1980 in the central Cuban province of Cienfuegos.

Marti’s works have also been recorded in tapes or CDs, and are available in the reading circles created by the Cuban National Association of the Blind.

During these days there has been an increasing demand of these materials on the occasion of the 158 anniversary of the birth of the Cuban national hero, Jose Marti.

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