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Visually impaired foreign learners of Korean to get braille, audio books
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Visually impaired foreign learners of Korean to get braille, audio books
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  • 승인 2022.01.05 20:56
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The King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) on Jan. 3 announced that it is developing and distributing braille and audio books for foreign learners of Korean who are visually impaired. (KSIF)
The King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) on Jan. 3 announced that it is developing and distributing braille and audio books for foreign learners of Korean who are visually impaired. (KSIF)

The King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) on Jan. 3 announced that it will lead the expansion of the development and supply of braille and audio books for visually impaired foreign learners of Korean.

Braille books combine braille and ink fonts for users who cannot detect light and those with poor vision. Audio books simultaneously use both audio and fonts to promote effective learning.

Written in both Korean and English, braille and audio books are for learners of Korean who just started or are at the elementary level.   

The foundation said it hopes the books help the visually impaired abroad who wanted to learn Korean but could not find suitable educational materials.

The books will be provided free early this year to institutions in the country for the disabled, Korean-language education institutes and migrant centers and later will go to branches of King Sejong Institute abroad.

Foundation president Lee Hai-young said, "The braille and audio books developed this time are educational materials made so that anyone who wants to learn Korean can access the Korean language and culture via the foundation's content," adding, "We will continue making educational resources for learners with disabilities."


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