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ZNFPC introduces braille dictionary for visually impaired persons

Kimberly Kusauka

Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) in conjunction with Reformed Church University (RCU) and National Aids Council (NAC) have introduced braille dictionary to reach out to the visually impaired nationwide.
ZNFPC marketing and communications officer Herbert Chikosi said ZNFPC provides information on reproductive health and family planning to everyone regardless of age and status so they managed to come together with RCU and NAC to introduce the braille dictionary.
“ZNFPC provides information on reproductive health and family planning and we try to ensure that every individual regardless of status and age access comprehensive information in their format.
“So, we came together with RCU and NAC, came up with braille dictionary, the idea being that our information was not reaching out to visually impaired persons,” said Chikosi.
He said ZNFPC took a step forward and re-introduced all its services into braille format to ensure that information reaches their intended audience.
“As ZNFPC we introduced braille in all our family planning services to ensure that all individuals access information inclusively.
“We constantly work with Zimbabwe Association of the Visually Handicapped (ZAVH)) as contact organization in terms of reviewing our materials. We continue programming to meet individual needs because family planning is a choice-based provision hence individuals should make an informed choice after accessing comprehensive information,” said Chikosi.

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