Published:  12:12 AM, 09 November 2018

Software developed for differently abled people

Posts, Telecommun-ications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday said the government is developing software to eliminate the challenges of differently abled people for different services through the use of information technology (IT) using Bangladesh language.

"The software would help the people who have normal visual power but don't have the ability to speak and hear," he added. The minister was addressing a "workshop on developing software for differently abled person" as chief guest at Software Technology Park in city's Karwan Bazar, said a press release.

Mentioning that over 35 crore people across the globe speak Bangla, Jabbar said: "Bangla is our mother tongue and we are leading this language that is why we have to develop software for Bangla speaking people." He urged the officials concerned and others to develop software for differently abled person on the basis of the opinion of people who took part at the workshop.

ICT Division Secretary Zuena Azia and Project Director of Bangla Language Enriching through the Use of ICT Zia Uddin, among others, also spoke on the occasion with Bangladesh Computer Council acting Executive Director Rezaul Karim in the chair.

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