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Govt stresses on improving IT skills of specially abled persons

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

for Social Justice and Pal Friday emphasised the need to make Information and Computer Technology accessible to persons with disabilities so that they could participate in all activities of the society like others.

He said efforts must be made by all stakeholders to improve the IT skills of specially abled persons.

"is deeply committed to the and inclusion of persons with All-out steps are being taken to make their life easy and productive by the use of Information Technology," said after inaugurating the Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities-2018.

The three day event is being organised by the Department of of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), in association with Rehabilitation International and LG Electronics, fromNovember 9 to 11.

The objective of the event is to leverage IT skills among youths with disabilities and spread awareness about the application of Information and Computer Technology (ICT) in enhancing their quality of life, especially in the region, an official statement said.

The Global ICT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities is a capacity building project that helps such youths to overcome their limitations and challenge themselves for a better future by providing them with access to ICT.

Around 100 youngsters with disabilities (visual, hearing, locomotor and intellectual disability/developmental disorder) from 18 countries-- India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the UK and the UAE-- are participating in the event this year, the statement said.

has nominated twelve specially abled youths for the event.

Last year, the event was held in Vietnam, it added.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 15:40 IST