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UPM Launch Audio Book Project for People with Vision Disability

By WAZAN Online

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) launch Audio Book Project to help peoples in disabilities (OKU) in vision who needs the reading material to stimulate mental development, knowledge and reading interest.

The Audio Book Project which was launched by the President of the Malaysian Blinds Development Association, Muhammad Huzaifah Ahmad at the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) here is a text-reading app for blind people through audio.

UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato 'Dr. Aini Ideris said the Audio Book Project is expected to go ahead in line with the development of technology and the needs of the disabled.

"This app is also one of the efforts to improve the capabilities of OKU through information technology and vision-friendly features for OKU, with sound command functions and simple swipe and tap use techniques," she said.

 

The Audio Book Project was implemented by UPM's Zakat and Endowment Management Center (WAZAN) in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FSKTM), UPM.

Also present at the event were Dean of FSKTM, Prof. Dr. Abu Bakar Md. Sultan, lecturer of FSKTM, Dr. Puteri Suhaiza Sulaiman, WAZAN representative, Zuhaimi Abdul Rahim, Media Prima (TV3) representative, Ally Iskandar and President of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Malaysia, Siti Sapura Jaapar. - UPM

 

Date of Input: 28/09/2018 | Updated: 28/09/2018 | nuruliman

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