China's national library for blind inaugurates new location (10)

09:34, July 01, 2011      

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A visually impaired person holds the handrail while walking at the Chinese National Library for the Blind in Beijing, China, June 30, 2011.

The Beijing-based Chinese National Library for the Blind opened a new location on Tuesday. The new location has 28,000 square meters and is divided into many sections that include training and exhibition areas. The new library boasts a collection of over 50,000 Braille books, large-lettered books and audio-books. Facilities in the library are designed in a user-friendly way for blind people. China has 12.33 million visually impaired people, according to the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) . (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Source: Xinhua
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