Individuals with special needs to acquire ICT equipment

General Priyantha Kariyapperuma, Director, Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka told that an opportunity to use technology should be given to those with special needs. Technology is essential to understand world trends and people who are differently-abled should not be discriminated against when it comes to accessing technology.

LKR 8.5 million wroth of ICT equipment was handed over to to schools, vocational training centres, Ranaviru Villages and Universities for persons with special needs under the International Telecommunication Union and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka project program with the theme information communication technologies for dis-empowered and marginalized communities, in a ceremony. Computer tables and chairs, multimedia projections, Braille software, FM hearing equipment for hearing impaired children, photocopy machines were provided for 69 centers including two universities, 33 schools, 17 vocational training centres and 17 Ranaviru villages.

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