Project for the Blind and Visually Impaired persons implemented at IUS
 

Project for the Blind and Visually Impaired persons implemented at IUS

At the beginning of October, Dženana Brkić, English Language and Literature student of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), launched a project at IUS for the Blind and Visually Impaired persons. The project is designed in a way that all rooms at IUS (classrooms, amphitheatres, offices, restrooms, elevators and other) are marked in Braille alphabet. This is the first project of this kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the visually impaired persons. "The blind persons along with persons with partially impaired sight represent a minority and in many BH institutions, there is nothing that would facilitate their movement in space, and help them find classrooms, offices, student services and other. I traveled to the United States and Turkey, which are very advanced countries in terms of accessibility to persons with disabilities and noticed that in every institution, public transport, ATMs they have labels in Braille. 

So I got the idea to start a project that would raise awareness at people and would make the current and future students of IUS more acquainted with the matter and easier to walk around. I received all the necessary support and financial resources for the purchase of the special paper for Braille from IUS management" - said Dženana Brkić. This project was developed by Dženana Brkić with generous support and assistance of the former director of American Councils in Sarajevo, Mrs. Luljeta Koshi.

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