PEMBRITA BETAWI Batavia (Jakarta) – Thursday Edition, October 13, 1892


Madrasa[1] for Blind Children

In the past, blind people learned to read with the Faucould-schrift. But because it was considered inadequate, Braille then refined the writing so that it was easier to understand. This tactile writing is called prikschrift or Braille-schrift. Now, in madrasas for blind children, Braille-schrift has been used for reading and writing lessons for students. This Braille-schrift is in the form of a roll of paper in which there are the alphabets (a-b-c) where each letter is affixed with dots, one to six dots. Blind students will feel the dots to read the writings on them.


[1] Madrasa is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, secular or religious of any religion. In countries outside the Arab world (consist of the 22 Arab countries which are members of the Arab League), the word usually refers to a specific type of religious school or college for the study of the religion of Islam, though this may not be the only subject studied.

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