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Sao Mai Computer Center for the Blind (SMCC) was established to provide computer education and computer services to the blind in Vietnam.
The center was set up in 2001 (under an agreement between the Save Disabled Children Association - Ho Chi Minh City and Mantovan Association of Venice, Italy) as the social achievement of a two year computer education project co-financed by the European Union.
At the moment it operates as a branch of the Save Disabled Children Association - Ho Chi Minh City (HSDCA).
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  1. Computer education for the Blind (List of students)
  2. Research on information technology and development of computer applications for the Blind
  3. Coordination with other institutions and concerned agencies to enhance the information technology standard of the Blind
  4. Establishment of information technology facilities and services

From the very beginning we acted with a strong determination to overcome great obstacles in the management and to cover the running costs. We received financial and technological supports from individuals (both Vietnamese and foreigners), and from other sources to encourage us to operate the Center and achieve its objectives.

Our activities include free computer training, research, software development, preparation and implementation of projects, conferences, coordination and development of the Distance Computer Training for the Blind, promotion of ICT as a tool to improve the standard of living of the blind in Vietnam.

All our work and projects are devoted to fighting the digital divide and providing know-how and access to knowledge.
For information on our 2005-2007 Activities please read our new php section of the web site.

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This website was designed and developed by Dang Hoai Phuc in 2004 and is updated in collaboration with Prof. Amedeo Pignatelli
This page last update: 20 October 2007.