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Sao Mai Center, established in 2001,  is a non-profit organization for the visually impaired people.

We work to empower the blind by using and developing assistive technology in education, employment and daily living activities.

We provide assistive products, computer training and music classes  for the blind.

We also work for vocational, job training and placement for the blind.

Along the years we created a network of 26 comp labs in 23 provinces.
Along the years we created a network of 26 comp labs in 23 provinces.


The Gallery menu provides information about our origin and activities.

More information about our achievements is available in the About menu.

We publish, in Vietnamese,  Sao Mai AccessTech Magazine focusing on assistive technology perspectives. All issues are available from the Magazine menu.

The Book Library menu gives access to our digital library. In our system we have about 3.000 materials including academic books, textbooks, handouts, lessons, references, etc.

We translated in Vietnamese a free Linux distribution for sighted children. The DDLinux Viet menu  will tell you about it.

 We need support to operate the Center and run our  activities. This is how you can help.


Please note that not all website pages are available in English yet.

You may use Google Translate or Bing Translator services to translate and learn more about us.

Most Recent Posts

  • From 18 to 24 November 2018, Mr. Dang Hoai Phuc/Sao Mai's Executive Director and Mr. Phung Minh Tuan/Media Staff went on a trip to Mongolia to study and suggest plans for the MNFB's technology development programs.
    Updated on: 12/06/2018 - 20:59, for the page: Article
  • Introducing two new software developed by Sao Mai: the Sao Mai Typing Tutor (SMTT) for both new computer learners/teachers to improve typing skills/manage students' keyboard learning activities; and the Sao Mai Braille (SMB), a rich-text editor + Braille translation program.
    Updated on: 11/09/2018 - 13:10, for the page: Article
  • Two new major features are: able to input and translate math equations into UEB standard and converting images into Braille tactile graphic.
    Updated on: 09/15/2018 - 21:40, for the page: Article
  • Sao Mai Center has just completed a series of Sao Mai Braille (SMB) tutorial in video format. All these videos have been uploaded to our official YouTube channel.
    Updated on: 08/09/2018 - 22:15, for the page: Article
  • From July 23-26, Sao Mai just hosted an advanced training on producing accessible EPUB3 and DAISY materials for 9 participants coming from different organizations for/of the blind based in HCM.
    Updated on: 08/02/2018 - 21:58, for the page: Article
  • News about technology for the blind, the article section introduces the last part of the series called Settings for safe and optimal Windows, new features in NVDA 2018.2, and the guide for using Sao Mai Braille - new software developed by Sao Mai center for the blind. The tips section introduces an add-on for NVDA named speech history for reviewing and copying 100 most recent messages spoken by NVDA. App introduces are apps on Windows, Android and IOS.
    Updated on: 07/16/2018 - 14:28, for the page: Newsletter Issue
  • Add-on for reviewing, and copying messages spoken by NVDA.
    Updated on: 07/04/2018 - 15:17, for the page: Blog
  • Fast shutdown, and optimize hardk disk.
    Updated on: 07/09/2018 - 10:12, for the page: Blog
  • Highlights of this release include Support for tables in Kindle for PC, support for HumanWare BrailleNote Touch and BI14 Braille displays, Improvements to both Onecore and Sapi5 speech synthesizers, improvements in Microsoft Outlook and much more.
    Updated on: 07/09/2018 - 10:32, for the page: Blog
  • Sao Mai Braille (SMB) is a rich text editing and Braille translation software, developed by Sao Mai Center for the Blind. We hope that this additional tool will help blind individuals/organizations for/of visually impaired people produce Braille materials quickly and less costly. It supports to translate and format into Braille for more than 60 languages and is highly customizable.
    Updated on: 07/18/2018 - 15:20, for the page: Blog