[nobe-l] Requesting Resources in Arabic

adrijana prokopenko adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 18:21:51 UTC 2017

 Someone asked me to share this, if you think you can help, please
contact her at the email address below.

we have an extremely bright  client who is a refugee from Syria.  He
was blinded in a bomb explosion and he and his family recently
relocated to our area.  He only speaks Arabic and doesn’t know Arabic
braille.  He is attempting to learn English but is in an ESL class
with a large number of students, and has received very little
assistance.  He’s struggling tremendously due to how visual the class
is.  Our agency won’t pay for translator’s and he’s currently working
with volunteer translators to learn basic O&M skills.

 The O&M instructor and I are trying to locate resources that might be
helpful to him in trying to learn English.  I was also thinking it
could be beneficial to find other blind individuals who speak both
Arabic and English, that might be willing to talk to him on the phone.
We would greatly appreciate any suggestions or possible contacts.

 Thanks so much,

tonia.gatton at ky.gov

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