Kerala Government to Use ITeS to Help Endosulfan Victims

 

Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurating an activity laboratory for autistic children set up by the Kerala State IT Mission in Thiruvananthapuram

V.S. inaugurates the activity laboratory for autistic children set up by KSITM at Thiruvananthapuram

 

Kerala CM, V.S Achuthanandan said that the government was exploring the possibilities of using IT-enabled services to provide a livelihood for Endosulfan victims suffering from physical disabilities. The CM was addressing the audience after inaugurating an activity laboratory for autistic children and an audio library for the visually challenged set up at the Insight Centre, a joint initiative of the Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) and SPACE (Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment).

 

At the function,  organised in connection with the International Day for Disabled Persons, the Chief Minister also said the government was working on various projects to spread the use of IT among all sections of society.

 

Ever since its inception in May 2007, Insight has been working with the objective of assisting the differently abled to become productive members of society, mainly with the help of Information Technology. The vocational centre takes up IT-related contracts for the differently abled. The audio library has over 100 audio books in English and Malayalam. They have also developed 12 volumes of an audio magazine named ‘Swaram.’

 

Source: The Hindu

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