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- The Sebeta School of the Blind in Ethiopia has reportedly introduced computerized braille technology. Computer Section Coordinator with the school, Abeya Bidika said that the new software called "Emboser" would enable to convert or print computer script into braille. He said the new technology would help facilitate the special education given to the blind by saving texts into computers and converting them into braille. Computers and printers along with scanners, tapes, chairs, tables and braille papers worth 81,000 USD were reportedly obtained in donation from the Japanese government. The coordinator also called on concerned governmental and non-governmental organizations to assist the school in the provision of additional computers.