Such centers emerged with the creation of organizations for the physically impaired, as an initiative stated by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro in the first congress of the Cuban Association of the Physically Impaired (ACLIFIM), back in the 1980’s.

The workshops provide work opportunities not only to ACLIFIM members but also to the blind and poorly sighted people, the deaf and those with hearing conditions and also to people with learning difficulties, whodo manual work with paper, natural fibers and textiles manufacturing items that are highly demanded.

The provinces with the largest number of special workshops are Havana (21), Villa Clara (16), Matanzas (15), Santiago de Cuba (15), and Granma and Holguín with 14 each.

Physically impaired people can also work in regular jobs or undertake their own small business.

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