[nfb-talk] Fwd: I would like to begin learning Arabic... now what? how does it work for blind people?

Reyazuddin, Yasmin Yasmin.Reyazuddin at montgomerycountymd.gov
Tue Oct 23 12:41:03 UTC 2012

Hi Mauricio,
I do not know Arabic, but know the Braille symbols. I could send them to
you both in print and Braille. 
The best way to learn Arabic is to practice speaking it. I have seen CDs
and book stores such as Barns & Nobles which are not very expensive. 
The Rosetta Stone program for learning Arabic is also very good. I do
not know the accessibility of the program but the CDs should be helpful.

Let me know if you want the Braille symbols. 

Yasmin Reyazuddin 
Aging & Disability Services 
Montgomery County Government 
Department of Health & Human Services 
401 Hungerford Drive (3rd floor) 
Rockville MD 20850 
240-777-0311 (MC311) 
240-777-1556 (personal) 
240-777-1495 (fax) 
office hours 8:30 am 5:00 pm 
Languages English, Hindi, Urdu, Braille 

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Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: nfb-talk [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
Mauricio Almeida
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 11:41 PM
To: nfb-talk at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nfb-talk] Fwd: I would like to begin learning arabic... now
what? how does it work for blind people?

hello all

I figured I would forward this message to this list as well to get as
much feedback as i can.
I appreciat your help in advance.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mauricio Almeida <mauriciopmalmeida at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:19:17 -0400
Subject: I would like to begin learning arabic... now what? how does
it work for blind people?
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>

hello all,

As i previously said, I am an international relations major, and I
want to focus on arabic studies to work better with arabic speaking
but in all honesty, I have no idea how a blind person can learn the
language. I have seen aramedia has a possible screen reader, but then
again I have no idea if it actually works.
I have heard braille might be the best alternative, but once again i
have no idea where one would learn arabic braille.
can anyone give me some lights on this matter before i actually begin
studying arabic next semester?

thank you


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