It is not a problem that not being able to see with eyes if people with disability are given accessibility everywhere. If computer have screen reading software or smart phone have talkback option then a person with disability can use their computers and phones competitively with non-disabled people. Only difference between disabled and non-disabled is accessibility. Says Vashkar Bhattacharjee in a seminar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016 organized by Srot with support from YPSA, Disability Rights Fund (DRF) and Sitakund Federation of DPOs, on May 28, 2016 at the Fulki, Chittagong.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an annual event to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility.
Prof. Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET); Prof. Dr. Kowshik Dev, CUET; Major Nurul Ahsan, Managing Director of Concord; Sayeed Ahsan Khalid, Lecturer, Department of Law, Chittagong University, Abdus Samad, Headmaster of Government School for Eye-disabled and Vashkar Bhattacharjee, National Consultant (Web Accessibility) at A2i Program of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh and Head of the YPSA-IRCD were the key speakers in the seminar.
Mr. Samad says the main barrier of the education system for the visually impaired is their exam system. They could achieve more good result if they would have given computers or brail typing during examinations.
Dr. Kowshik says it is unbelievable that how visually impaired people are going forward using technology. 5 billion dollars investment in the ICT sector by 2021, goal set by government, can be achieved easily if people with disability are involved in the process.
The seminar was moderated by president of Srot Mr. Shuvashis Pal.