Pirzada opens up-gradation project of NSEC for visually impaired kids

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday said that everyone is well aware of the significance of modern technology and without technology, no one would neither be able to make real progress, nor compete with other nations.

“For people with visual impairments, assistive devices based on advanced technology have become a beneficial source of education.”

Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada was speaking at the inauguration of up-gradation project of National Special Education Centre (NSEC) for visually handicapped children at National Library and Resource Center here.

The event was attended by officers of the ministry, dignitaries and a large number of visually impaired people/students.

The project is started under the administrative control of Directorate General of Special Education, Ministry of Human Rights. It will provide services for screening, diagnosis and training of visually impaired persons through the use of advanced technological facilities.

Addressing the ceremony, the minister applauded the efforts and team work for providing sophisticated assistive devices and facilities of technical assistance in the center. He said that training on modern terms would be a stepping stone for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities in the society.

While highlighting the main objectives of project, Director General Special Education, Sheikh Azhar Sajjad informed the audience that the latest digital assistive devices have been introduced in the center for visually challenged persons. Diagnostic or screening process would be carried out by an expert ophthalmologist and a qualified optometrist.

 

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