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New book encourages children with low vision to read

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Fri, November 8 2019   /  12:42 am
Vision quest: The cover of Petualangan Dana (Dana's Adventure), a book published by the Bandung-based Syamsi Dhuha Foundation for children with low vision.(Courtesy of Syamsi Dhuha)

Vision quest: The cover of Petualangan Dana (Dana's Adventure), a book published by the Bandung-based Syamsi Dhuha Foundation for children with low vision.(Courtesy of Syamsi Dhuha)Children with low vision are encouraged to receive visual stimulants or use optical aids to maximize their functional vision.

“Reading is considered a good stimulant,” said Dian Syarief, head of the Syamsi Dhuha Foundation (SDF).

Established in October 2003, the Bandung-based foundation has introduced a number of aids to assist children with low vision.

Dian said the SDF aimed to help people with lupus and low vision. As a person who has had lupus since 1999, Dian said that the disease had impacted her vision. “I still can see, though not as sharply as I used to. I can only detect people by their shadows,” she said.

The foundation’s newest work is a book: Petualangan Dana ...