Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Information and Communication and the Blind Association held on December 29 an award ceremony for winners of the first informatics contest for the blinds.

The event drew contestants from 15 blind associations across the city, performing their tests through special software which is designed for sight-impaired people.

Addressing at the event, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Blind Association Nguyen Dinh Kien said the competition aims to encourage the blinds to have access to and apply information technology into their study and work, thus helping them integrate into the community and improving their working capacity.

Ho Chi Minh City Blind Association now has 1,381 members living in 24 districts.-VNA