A girl reads braille during the event Monday, May 23, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Fatima Hussein Younes has grown up reading braille, unlocking the door to literary and cultural activities that many visually impaired people like herself have been shut off from.The event was organized by Al-Huda Foundation and Al-Hadi Institute in collaboration with The Lebanese School for the Blind and Deaf to highlight the importance of community integration for people with physical disabilities.The initiative, titled "Reading and Fingertips," was held at the Culture Ministry in Beirut and included blind and visually impaired students from all across Lebanon.They gathered to participate in the project, with each reading a short passage from Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah's book "The birds of September" that had been printed in braille. Kamati described how a visual impairment shouldn't prevent people from enjoying a diverse range of books and that their handicap shouldn't stand in the way of their learning.
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