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Duo Excels With Computer Technology
May 21, 2003

MUMBAI, INDIA--Pradeep Sinha and Zamir Dhale are computer experts at the Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind.

The two use computers to translate regular English into Braille and back again.

They are considered the first people who are blind and deaf to excel in computer technology in India.

"I want to be an expert in computers and teach the deaf-blind to be more skilled," Pradeep typed out on his computer.

It is estimated that up to 450,000 people in the country are both blind and deaf.

The honorary director of the institute told the Gulf News that Pradeep and Zamir "are the future leaders and role models for other deaf-blind people and a hope to parents."

Related article:
"Disability no bar for computer skills" (Gulf News Online)


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