1 June 2011


Award for Estonian language interfaces for technical devices for blind people

By Posted on behalf of Priit Kasepalu, Information Manager, the Estonian Library for the Blind

In Estonia, Mother Tongue Day has been celebrated on March 14 since 1999. One of its aims is to highlight and award outstanding actions in the field of the Estonian language. At this year’s ceremony, the Language in Action Award for 2010 went to a working group formed by the non-profit organization Jumalalaegas and the Estonian Library for the Blind.

The award was given for developing Estonian spoken command interfaces for various electronics devices for blind people, which has increased the use of special devices and improved the everyday lives of many blind people in Estonia.This action won the prize from the official jury formed by the Estonian Minister of Education and Research and it was also the favourite in the public vote.

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