President of the association "Ibsar
" for culture and recreation for the blind and visually impaired, Mohamed Mansouri, told reporters the festival aims to highlight the artistic talents of people with reduced mobility, stressing that art is a means to evaluate mentalities and therefore change the stereotypical view of society towards people with disabilities.
Muhammad Balu, secretary general of Ibsar
society, told Saudi Gazette that plans for the project are being finalised and the society will present them to board members as well as supporters.
The head of Ibsar
, Tawfiq Bulu, said the organisation currently has 507 registered members who can read braille, and 667 registered vision-impaired individuals who cannot read braille but can read regular text in enlarged fonts.
Sakhr Software will announce a special offer of 50% discount for the new version (IBSAR
8) exclusively during the exhibition period (14-16 February 2011).
Held this year between West Hall and College Hall and organized by Ibsar
, the Nature Conservation Center for Sustainable Futures at AUB, the exhibition aimed to teach students about nature and help them appreciate its value by learning "how to perceive it, how to conserve it, and how to use it sustainably."Participants consisted of students from several science and non-science courses, including chemistry, biology, environmental health and civil engineering graphic design, mythology, English, and ceramics.
For this purpose, one student classroom and one room for the older blind users were renovated and equipped with dynamic Braille tangible readers, 'Ibsar
' software (from Sakhr) and 'JAWS' (screen reading program).
These associations include the "Amal" association, which works to support the autonomy and socio-professional reintegration of mothers and to support the children of disadvantaged neighbourhoods, the "Ibsar
" association for blind and visually impaired people, the "Compagne" (countryside) association for local economic and social development and the Tunisian organisation for the defence of the rights of persons with disabilities (OTDDPH), she added
A charitable village for the visually impaired will be set up in the Osfan area in the outskirts of Jeddah spanning an area of around 2.2 million sq meters, said Ahmed Mohammed Ali, chairman of the board of the Ibsar
The American University of Beirut's Ibsar
center -- a nature conservation center for sustainable futures -- has planned a number of activities to show kids that they can help the environment, from a display on edible picnic plates to teaching students how to compost and giving them the opportunity to plant a pine or an oak tree in a mini pot that they can take home and re-plant.
Summary: Riyadh, May 24, 2010, SPA -- Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, President of the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development (AGFUND) and the Honorary President of the Charitable Society for Rehabilitation and Service of Visual Impairment (Ibsar
) launched today the Society&'s campaign to support...
IBDAA is the brainchild of the Nature Conservation Center for Sustainable Futures (IBSAR
) which was created in 2002 by AUB faculty based on the belief that human beings are entrusted with Nature "to coexist with it, benefit from it, and conserve it for future generations."
Mohamed Mansouri, president of the Association of Leisure and Culture for the visually impaired "Ibsar
", told TAP this protest has brought together an extended group of people with disabilities who came to defend their social and economic rights.