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Talking Smartphone distribution and orientation to visually challenged students

Mansur Ahmed Chaudhary handovers smartphone to a visually challenged woman student

Visually Impaired People’s Society (VIPS) in association with YPSA has distributed Talking Smartphone among visually impaired students. An Orientation on the use of talking smartphone and phone distribution program was organized on 13 May 2018 at the VIPS office, Dhaka.

Mr. Mansur Ahmed Chaudhary, Former Member, United Nations CRPD Monitoring Committee, was present as the chief guest at the event. Mr. Najma Ara Begum Poppy, General Secretary, VIPS and Mr. Palash Chowdhury, Director (Finance), YPSA were present as special guests while Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA moderated the program.

YPSA gives smart phone to 40 students with disability studying in different educational institutions. YPSA has already delivered smart phones among 300 visually impaired students arround the country, of whom nearly fifty percent were visually impaired women students.

With the use of technology, the visually challenged students would be able to prove their worth by illuminating their path. said the chief guest Mansur Ahmed Chowdhury.

This program will continue to provide smartphones to 500 visually impaired students from colleges and universities across the country. Said Palsh Kumar Chowdhury, Director (Finance), YPSA.

VIPS General Secretary Najma Ara Begum Poppy said to the students, “students can take necessary training from VIPS to use smart phone with screen reading apps”.

Program Manager of YPSA Mr. Vaskar Bhattacharya said YPSA offers Digital Talking Book for visually impaired students. Students can collect their required textbook from YPSA.

Visually challenged students at the function

Palash Chowdhury handovers smartphone to a visually challenged student.

Participants

Landscape photo of the program