By BBN Staff: Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque visited the Belize National Library Service on Thursday.
The purpose of his visit was to officially unveil software that was donated by the CARICOM Secretariat to Belize that is to be used by visually impaired children and adults, stated a government press release today.
The software was donated last year and included “JAWS”, Job Access With Speech: The world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC and a “MAGic® Screen Magnification Software: A screen magnification and screen reading solution for low vision computer users.
Magic can help the visually impaired work more efficiently with business applications, documents, email, navigating the Internet, and engaging in social networking. MAGic delivers smooth, crisp letters, even at the highest magnification levels.
The decision to install the software at that location was a strategic move by the government since the library is located near several high school, university and technical vocational institutions. It is also close to the Stella Maris School that caters for students with special needs, government adds.
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