Seeking Knowledge While Blind in Tunisia

Blind activists Hatem Akermi (L) and Mohamed Gabsi (R) speak at a conference about the rights of disabled people to access information at the Mechtel hotel in Tunis on September 17, 2021. Photo by Hafawa Rebhi.

In another world, Mohamed Gabsi would have studied technology and probably specialized in computer science. Instead, because of the limited access to study material accessible to disabled people like himself in his preferred field, he enrolled in the Faculty of Letters of Sousse. Gabsi could not find a single book in Braille in his campus library. So he joined an NGO project to produce books in open format….

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