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A conference on Internet access for the blind has called on Web designers to cater for blind or sight-impaired users.
Vint Cerf, the 'Father of the Internet`, will soon attend an Internet accessibility workshop for the blind and seeing impaired in Cape Town.
A "speaking" cellphone launched into the local market has been hailed by the blind and visually impaired.
Standard Bank has upgraded its online banking facility to allow the visually impaired to bank online.
Blind people can now become call centre agents with software developed by a blind programmer.