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Saturday, 27 February 2016

'Use of tech may help living of physically-challenged people' - BANGLADESH

Speakers at a workshop said on Wednesday the use of technology may help living of physically-challenged people.

The speakers made the comments while addressing the closing ceremony of a workshop on "Promoting Persons with Disabilities through Participation in Media" organised by Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) with the assistance of European Union (EU) and Sightsavers, an international non-governmental organisation at BRAC Centre Inn in the city on Wednesday.

Dr Mashiur Rahman, economic adviser to the Prime Minister, attended the function as the chief guest while Chief Information Commissioner Prof Dr M Golam Rahman was the guest of honour.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mashiur said: "Technology facilitates human's life in almost every aspect. And so, there are many devices that could help a disabled person to overcome the respective constraint." Encouraging the participants, he said a physically disabled person cannot impede an individual, if he exploits his intelligence with sufficient effort.

Underscoring the equal rights of everybody in the society, Dr M Golam Rahman said: "Creating separate identity for the handicapped people enlarges the gap between them and the other people." "The disability, actually, exists in our mind; not in our body" he said.

According to the organiser, some 20 people with several sorts of disabilities attended the month-long training course on journalism. Nearly half of them are now doing internship with several media houses.

Source : Financial Express , 25th Feb 2016

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