at the Culture House of Armenian Society
Photos of the Center
In 2012, the
Internet Society of Armenia applied to the International Internet Society for a
grant to create an Internet center for people with vision impairment in the
Culture House of the Armenian Society of Blinds.
International Internet Society awarded a 10,000 USD worth community grant and
the Internet Society of Armenia added 2,500 USD. The grant period was one year.
grant funds two rooms were renovated – the center itself and a recreation room.
The center is refurbished with 8 computers, printers and scanners, tables and
the center starts with acquaintance to the Windows
7 package. Further on, blinds and vision impaired persons learn how
to work with documents, how to write and read texts with and without the help
of magnifying function. They study JAWS, NVDA programs which allow them to
operate with other computer programs. Blind and vision impaired persons are trained
in using internet, which includes emails, navigation and information search,
etc. Also, they acquire skills of using other equipment available in the
Both the training and internet center
are free to the blind and vision impaired persons.