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Blind UAE Resident Authors Memoir Using Voice-to-Text Technology

Abdulla Mohammed Anwar, a determined 26-year-old, has completed his memoir titled 'Direct Witness.'

Abdulla Mohammed Anwar, a determined 26-year-old, has accomplished a remarkable feat by completing his memoir titled ‘Direct Witness.’ 

Born blind, Abdulla’s memoir chronicles his unwavering resolve to live life on his terms, a journey that inspired him to share his experiences with the world.

Innovative Writing Approach:

What makes Abdulla’s achievement even more extraordinary is that he wrote his entire memoir using voice-to-text technology. 

This innovative approach allowed him to transform his thoughts and experiences into written words, overcoming the barrier posed by his visual impairment.

Dream Realized at Sharjah International Book Fair:

Abdulla’s book was officially released at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), marking a dream come true moment for him. 

Expressing his joy, he shared his gratitude for the opportunity to share his life story with the world, thanks to the support he received in the UAE.

Abdulla’s achievement was met with emotional pride from his parents and brother, who flew in from Qatar and India to support him during this significant milestone. 

Their unwavering support played a crucial role in Abdulla’s journey to authorship.

Living Independently in the UAE:

Having moved to the UAE eight months ago, Abdulla found employment as a customer service assistant in a Dubai-based company called Optus. 

Despite initial hesitations, his family supported his decision to live independently in the UAE, where he embraced every moment of his new life.

Abdulla expressed his gratitude for the inclusive environment in the UAE, acknowledging the support provided to people of determination. 

He praised the country’s rulers for their consideration and the convenient facilities, enabling individuals like him to lead comfortable and fulfilling lives.

Exploring Dubai’s Wonders:

An avid traveler, Abdulla enthusiastically explores Dubai using public transportation, visiting popular attractions such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Global Village, and Love Lake. 

His adventurous spirit and zest for life shine through as he takes advantage of the opportunities Dubai has to offer.

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