People with Disability in EMR and Access to The Information and Communication Technology (ICT). MT YASAMY, RA MNH & SA WHO/EMRO “ Sharing experience on best practices in ICT services for persons with disabilities” Cairo,13-15 Nov. 2007. Outline.
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People with Disability in EMR and Access to The Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
MT YASAMY, RA MNH & SA
“ Sharing experience on best practices in ICT services for persons with disabilities”
Cairo,13-15 Nov. 2007
Regional meeting onImplementation of the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with DisabilitiesCairo , 2-4 May 2006
Iran,Iraq,Jordan,Occupied Palestine Territory,Pakistan,Sudan
UN Special Rapporteur on Disability and other participants from Qatar
Intercountry meeting on developing a Regional Strategy for EMR on Community Based Rehabilitation(CBR)Bhurban,Pakistan,16-18 July 2007
“Promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights (civil, cultural, political, social and economic) and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.”
Reasons for using assistive technology
Medicine reminder service
Carousel connected to care phone
Positioning and communication
Reduction of the gap of digital divide for PWDs
Experience from developing countries in other Regions
Braille and/or talking books
The cost of this technology remains high
Availability of hardware and software is limited
Illiteracy:In developing countries, only about 5 per cent of the blind are able to take up or access primary education
Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (BPKS) is an organization of and by disabled persons for all.
In July 2002 BPKS initiated an Accessible ICT Unit for providing Basic Training of ICT Applications and other office communication tools/materials for PWDs with accessible facilities and accommodation.
At present BPKS provides three month long ICT training for PWDs through this Unit. Twelve participants with different types of disabilities are accommodated in each batch. By these time three batches have successfully completed this training course.
The training is fully free of cost with free accommodation and meal.
Content of the training includes Introduction to Computers and other devices, Introduction to Operating Systems (OS), Micro soft Word, Micro soft Excel, Micro soft Access, Micro soft Power Point, Photo Editing, Adaptation and accessibility options for PWDs, E-mail and Internet etc.
U N E S C O
Workshop on ICT and persons with disabilities
16 November 2005 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Organized on the occasion of the Second Phase of the World Summit
on the Information Society (WSIS)
Tunis, Tunisia, 16-18 November 2005
Information & Communication Technologies for Development in the ARAB Region - ICTDARUNDP's Regional Program, was established in Cairo in October 2003
Syria :“Strategic ICT Programme for Social and Economic Development in Syria” project, carried out by UNDP Syria in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Technology and the Ministry for Social Affairs and Labor.
Studies Centre for Handicap Research (SCHR) – Syria, Egypt