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Egyptian Gazette – Pic of the Week

Cover page of al-Jarīdah al-rasmīyah, v. 61, no. 51, Suppl. issue dated December 23, 2018.

al-Jarīdah al-rasmīyah, v. 61, no. 51, Suppl. (23, December 2018). Photo by Betty Lupinacci

Random page from al-Jarīdah al-rasmīyah, v. 61, no. 51, Suppl. issue dated December 23, 2018

Random page from al-Jarīdah al-rasmīyah, v. 61, no. 51, Suppl. (23, December 2018). Photo by Betty Lupinacci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Pic of the Week is a resolution, contained in a special supplement to the official gazette of Egypt, that can be roughly translated as a resolution from the Prime Minister, “Issuing the Administrative Regulations for the Law Concerning Persons with Disabilities.”  There’s something different about this document, however — it is an Arabic legal document printed in braille.

This is the first time any of us in the Collection Services Division recalls seeing an official foreign government document printed in braille.  And so it sparked a lot of curiosity among staff.

As the Egyptian gazette is a title that currently gets preserved overseas on microfilm, we will have to arrange for alternative housing for this document to maintain its legibility for future patrons.

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