Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Blind programmers developing free software for blind users
The Sao Mai Vocational & Assistive Technology Center for the Blind (SM) is a Vietnamese NGO, based in Ho Chi Minh City. More than half of the team of 29 employees are blind or have poor vision. In 2015, Sao Mai started developing software for blind users: SM Braille, a Braille transcription tool; software in Burmese language; and the SM Music Reader that enables blind musicians to read music scores. In 2020 there were more than 13,000 downloads of the three software solutions combined.
“Independence in reading and writing one’s own language is possible with the birth of SM Myanmar TTS.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Vocational and Assistive Technology Center for the Blind|
|Viet Nam – South-East Asia|
|Sub-Category||A project related to ICT|