Dubai bank first in world to pilot sign language technology

Dubai-based Emirates NBD has become the first bank in the world to pilot KinTrans, a technology that enables easy two-way communication between sign language communicators with hearing disabilities, and people who use spoken languages. The bank said in a statement that its commitment to people with disabilities supports the ‘#MyCommunity’ initiative launched by Sheikh Hamdan …

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How MBCN’s e-portal making disabled children self-reliant

Imparting education and teaching valuable skills that help somebody become financially independent is not just a great way to support an individual or a family, but also an undeniable way to contribute towards the upliftment of our society. Needless to say, education helps a person build confidence, learn new skills, gain experience and earn a …

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VAAKYA—a novel initiative by MBCN for disabled kids

VAAKYA is a picture-based AAC app designed for people who are speech impaired. This may be in the case of aphasia, MND/ALS, after a stroke, in a case of vocal cord problems or other speech problems. It is also suitable for Individuals affected by autism, cerebral palsy and various other mental and physical conditions. The …

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Need for greater accessibility for disabled in ‘digital push’

As India catapults towards a digital economy, it is a must that ICT is made accessible to the disabled. Around 8-10% of India’s population lives with disabilities, with an equal number constituting the aged. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have the potential to significantly impact the lives of these groups, facilitating access of services available …

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Inclusivity in corporate culture: Enable the differently-abled

The corporate culture across the globe, regardless of whether there are formal procedures in place, is currently bending towards being inclusive. Inclusivity spans across the spectrum, covering everything from gender to race to ability. Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of companies employing persons with disabilities (PwDs) across various roles …

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