SBM will continue to introduce courses to enhance work productivity among members of The Society at all branches of The Society. They include specific areas in massage, training of trainers (TOT), courses on enhancing work performance and communication skills for members employed in the public and private sectors in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and some other training institutes.
The plight of unskilled members who took to sell some items was also being addressed vigorously to help them stay out of poverty and detention by the authorities. What was initiated at central level is now encouraged at all branches and regional offices where the problem is more acute.
Access to Information
SBM continues to circulate materials recorded in English, Malay and Chinese to vision impaired persons all over the country on compact discs (CDs).
WawasanSBM, our magazine which publishes 3 times a year is circulated free in 3 formats – in printed booklets, DAISY talking book and in Braille.
At the same time, The Society also running a weekly teleinfo and answering machine services to keep the community well informed with latest news and development of The Society.
Extra tuition classes to help blind students who were sitting for public examinations were continued to include secondary and primary students.
For our own members who have expressed interest in improving their writing skills as well as members who are encouraged to write for SBM, courses have been and are being organized in states outside the Klang Valley with the help of experts from institutions such as Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka (DBP), institutions of higher learning and other local entities.
Accessibility to public buildings, public transport and barrier free environment is being pursued with the federal, state and local governments. SBM believes that having accessibility to the public amenities will enable the blind to move around freely, thus enhancing the opportunity of being employed.