The lack of documents in Braille and audio books, as well as few sign language speakers limits blind people's development, according to Pham Viet Thu, President of the Vietnam Blind Association.
The Vietnam Blind Association and the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Siloam Centre for the Blind on October 7 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in a project to support the blind in Vietnam in 2019.
Huynh Huu Canh and his cousin were digging up an iron object one day when a bomb left over from the war exploded, killing his cousin and leaving Canh, then in the fourth grade, blind.
The programme on computing education for people with vision impaired was launched at the talking book library for the blind at 18B Dinh Tien Hoang Street, HCM City, on March 25.
The Prime Minister has approved the national strategy on blindness prevention until 2020 with a vision to 2030.
An exhibition introducing products and services accessible to everyone, especiallypeople with blindness, opened on October 7.
VOV.VN - Over the past 6 months, a group of deaf and mute people have staged performance on Nguyen Hue walking street in district 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Besides the stereotypical jobs like masseurs and IT engineers, many other vocations are now available to blind people.
Mastering a foreign language, particularly English, has become an advantage of job seekers in cities but language competence is even more meaningful to visually-impaired students.
The Vietnam Blind Association (VBA) has called for help from international organisations to bring a better life to the blind in Vietnam.
(VOV) -The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has hosted a December 19 seminar aimed at improving the quality of and ease of access to medical care for the vision-impaired.
(VOV) -Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) believes approximately 24,800 Vietnamese cases of blindness have their roots in glaucoma.
(VOV) - The well-known blind Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii, will give solo piano performances in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on June 19 and 21, respectively.
Visually-impaired children in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have been given a new dormitory for better living and studying conditions via a French-funded project.
Christine Ha strongly impressed the three-member jury as the first blind contestant taking part in the popular US Master Chef competition.
Australia’s Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) and Thai Binh province’s Health Department on February 23 signed an agreement for a VND19 billion project to develop a model of comprehensive eye care in the Red River delta province between 2012 and 2015.
The first Festival of Belief and Light took place in Hanoi on April 17 in response to Vietnam’s Day for People with Disabilities (April 18) and was attended by Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Uong Chu Luu.
The Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) held a ceremony to announce the launching of an Eye Bank in Hanoi on March 30.
The Australian bank, Standard Chartered, has officially granted US$630,000 to help Vietnam implement a charitable programme for the blind.