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YAB programs & projects:
Advocacy and Awareness Raising:  
 

The Association since its founding works on the recognition of rights and services for persons with disabilities in general and for the visually handicapped in particular. This was done through demands for movements taking different forms and at different levels.

YAB, within its awareness raising, works on capacity building of its advocates weather individuals or associations helping them organize themselves. YAB also works on sensitization of various sectors of society and its institutions. We count the alliance with the human rights associations and associations working in the field of disability to achieve common goals.
 

  • Recognition of rights and services, and policy amendments:

- Recommendations of The National Conference on Developing Private and Public Schools

- Report of the National Conference on Social Inclusion.

- Final press release of Integration of Disability issues Project in the recovery and reconstruction plans.

- “ My right Campaign” :Youth Association of the Blind and Lebanese handicapped Union have organized the campaign " My Right" since 2005 to activate the role of the disabled in politics and facilitate their participation in elections.

- Adoption of Law 220:

- National Policy for educational Inclusion “ Legislation and administration section”

  • Awareness Raising of the community and its institutions:

o Organize and conduct Awareness campaigns, workshops and seminars

  • Capacity building of the disabled and activation of their participation:

o Coordinate the participation of the disabled in national and international workshops

o Establishment of the Federation of Associations for the Blind.

 
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Committees:  
 

The reason behind committee formation is to activate YAB's programs and involve YAB members in its projects. Committee membership is open for both YAB members and volunteers. YAB committees are:

o Awareness Committee:

o Communication committee

o Woman's committee

o Committee on the six dots

o Youth Committee

o Cultural Activities Committee

o This is in addition to the committee “Support for inclusion Issue” : YAB coordinates this committee that was established as part of the National Inclusion Project.

 
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National Talking Library:  
 

The National Talking Library is a public cultural audio library and is the only one in Lebanon.As for the programs of this library:

  • Cultural Audio Library
  • Kids Section
  • Recording of University Curricula and books
  • Recording of scholastic books
  • Audio Magazine (Magazine of All magazines) (1989-1998)
 
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