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China Focus: Books light up lives of visually impaired


23rd April 2019

China Focus: Books light up lives of visually impaired

For most people, reading brings joy, wisdom and enlightenment; but for Liang Anna who is unable to see, reading is her whole world.

Liang, 77, sits in a reading room in Jianyi Community in the city of Wuhan, leaning over a desk and touching the "bumps" on pages of a braille book.

"Books light up my world and make me a complete person," Liang said. She lost her eyesight when she was only three years old during the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945).

Liang is reading a book named "Mother." Wandering between the lines, she feels how great a mother's love is. Without her own mother's support and encouragement, she would be unable to read braille, and her world would still be in endless darkness and loneliness.

The reading room Liang visits every day is the only community-based reading room for the blind in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province.

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