November 13 is marked all over the world as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The celebration of this day as the International Day of the weak is associated with the name of Valentina Gayuini. Valentin Gayuin was born on November 13, 1745 and was the first in the world to create bold fonts for the weak. In 1784, Gayuin opened a school for weak workers and taught them, using their invented fonts.

The Society of the Disabled has been operating in Azerbaijan since 2002. On June 1, 1981, at the initiative of the Society of the Blind, the Central Republican Library for the Blind was created under the auspices of this society. The task of libraries is to provide library and information services to people with visual impairments of groups I and II. Mobile library services are provided for people with limited physical capabilities.

According to the World Health Organization, 160 million people with vision impairments. Currently, more than 30,000 people in our country suffer from vision disorders.

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