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    1. ICTs 4 PwDs

    ICTs 4 PwDs

    The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) launched the National Initiative of ICTs for People with Disabilities (PWDs), within the framework of the annual conference of ICTs for People with Disabilities.

    The initiative comes under the auspices of MCIT, With the cooperation of the civil society organizations, the main stakeholders in this initiative: Wayana International Foundation for Integration and Awareness and Misr El Kheir Foundation.

    § Achieve human development for people with special needs in the first place
    § Provide basic and advanced computer training programs and specialized technology programs
    § Provide IT applications such as audio programs for the visually impaired and visual applications for the ones with hearing disabilities

    § Inauguration of two technology homes in both El-Arish and New Valley governorates. The technology homes are technically qualified 
    § A hot line project is being completed to serve people with special needs
    § Post offices and Centrals are also being equipped to accommodate this group of the society
    § IT applications were provided like sound programs for the visually disabled and visual applications for the hearing disabled.

    - Tamkeen Competition
    - e-Learning for Hearing and Visually Impaired Student
    - Agreements and Protocols

    Tamkeen Competition

    As part of its social responsibility endeavors, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) launched “Tamkeen” competition, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. The competition aims at developing software and telephony applications for People With Disabilities. The competition comes in line with MCIT efforts in helping people with disabilities and employing technology to integrate and enable their participation in society.

    e-Learning for Hearing and Visually Impaired Student

    The percentage of illiteracy among deaf and blind is remarkable, not to mention the lack of integration among those blind and deaf students who are actually enrolled in formal education.

    Agreements and Protocols

    During the first conference of "ICTs for People with Disabilities" in 2012, two agreements of joint cooperation were signed.
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