22.01.2018 -

QNCECS Holds Workshop on Use of E-applications for Disabled People



Place: Arabic Educational Training center for Gulf States in Qatar

Date: 14-15 January 2018

Secretary-General of Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (QNCECS) Dr. Hamda Hassan Al-Sulaiti reaffirmed the need to develop training and rehabilitation programs to help persons with disabilities overcome the barriers imposed by their disability and to provide them with alternative means and help to cope with their situations.

At a workshop on the use of the electronic application for people with disabilities, Dr. Al-Sulaiti said the disability may limit the disabled person's ability to co-exist and integrate into the community and identify the areas of services and entertainment, which requires the provision of special programs including the use of modern means of communication.

In her speech delivered by Head of the Arab and Islamic Affairs Department at QNCECS Abdullah Khamis Al-Kubaisi, Dr. Al-Sulaiti said great credit goes to the work of international, regional and local organizations, voluntary associations, human rights associations and a number of major corporations who have emphasized the rights of persons with disabilities to work, access to appropriate jobs and facilitate access to their workplaces, health and leisure centers. This has contributed to the increase of interest by countries in the field of services for the care and rehabilitation of the disabled.

The two-day workshop will be attended by representatives from the Ministry of Public Health, health and safety department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, QNCECS, in support of community initiatives, including the Accessible Qatar initiative, in cooperation with Sasol, international chemicals and energy company. The workshop aims to train the first application and website of its kind in the region to provide instant and reliable information on the accessibility of people with disabilities to various public places and tourism across Qatar.

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