Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.- The expansion and generalization in Cuba of the first auditory dictionary for the blind is today one of the most recent results of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CLA), based in this city.

Dr. Leonel Ruiz, director of that institution attached to the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment, reported that the first version was presented at the last Havana Book Fair and had the support of the National Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired. (Anci).

He added that 100 compact discs were made and distributed in the provinces and with applications in special education centers in the country as a useful tool for the learning of schoolchildren with these limitations of vision.

Another achievement of the CLA in recent years, Ruiz pointed out, was the reedition and reprinting of the ValCuba Orthographic Vaccine, in response to the widespread demand for this valuable text, one of the first and most significant works of this group, with notable impact on the national education system.

Following these requests from the Ministry of Education and with the efforts of its publisher, People and Education, about 13,000 copies were published and distributed, which shows the scientific scope of this effort dating back to 1992.