Exhibit on access to ICT under way
A two-day international exhibition on information and communication technology (ICT) products for people with disabilities began in the capital yesterday.
Centre for Disability in Development and Daffodil International University jointly hosted it in the university auditorium. The exhibition is supported by Manusher Jonno Foundation and India based distributor Karishma Enterprises.
Ram Agarwal, chief executive officer, Karishma Enterprises, introduced 18 devices at the programme, which facilitate communication ability and other skills of people having long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments.
The assistive products displayed with price tags include talking and text reading devices, distance viewing glasses, handheld magnification devices, Braille embossers, listening devices, audiobook recorders and players, and speech and language software. The exhibition ends today and is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm. On the occasion, a discussion was held in the university auditorium.
Shaheen Anam, executive director, Manusher Jonno Foundation, said these technology products could help special needs people have a normal and dignified life.
It is a great wonder that technology eliminates disabilities, said AHM Noman Khan, executive director, Centre for Disability in Development. ICT Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan and Daffodil International University Vice Chancellor Prof M Lutfar Rahman also spoke at the programme.