Instituto Benjamin Constant

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Instituto Benjamin Constant
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Instituto Benjamin Constant, Rio de Janeiro
Formation 1891
Headquarters Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Av. Pasteur, 350 / 368
Coordinates 22°57′13″S 43°10′20″W / 22.953597°S 43.172208°W / -22.953597; -43.172208Coordinates: 22°57′13″S 43°10′20″W / 22.953597°S 43.172208°W / -22.953597; -43.172208
Parent organization
Ministry of Education

Instituto Benjamin Constant (IBC) is a part of Brazil's Ministry of Education, and is charged with promoting educational opportunities for the visually impaired. It is located in the neighborhood of Urca in Rio de Janeiro.

IBC was created by imperial decree in 1854, and is named after the Brazilian soldier and intellectual Benjamin Constant. In addition to education and advocacy, it houses a braille press and offers courses in braille reading and publication.

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