Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Atef Helmy is to witness the closing ceremony of Tamkeen competition for empowering people with disabilities next Saturday.
The competition organized by the Ministry of Communications, aims to encourage new information technology (IT) ideas and applications dedicated to the people with disabilities making their lives easier.
This year, the competition presented ideas serving the hearing disabilities like reading lips project, proactive computer programs and interpretor mediator. Other software programs were dedicated to visual disabilities, such as the automatic control of home, “I can see” and “the speaking boxes” projects.
A cooperation agreement is expected to be signed between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the National Council for Disabilities Affairs, to support the technological infrastructure of the council and its affiliates nationwide.