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HP to be made accessible for disabled: Minister

Shimla, May 4(UNI) Minister for social justice and empowerment, Himachal Pradesh, Dr Rajiv Saizal announced on Friday that all government buildings, educational institutions, public places and government websites in the state will be made accessible for the disabled people.
Mr Saizal announced it while inaugurating a workshop on information technology for the blind.

He said, "Accessible India campaign" launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national level will be replicated in the state also. He said the disabled youth of the state will be equipped with the latest information technology to make them independent. He praised the efforts made by the resource persons, internationally renowned couple- Prashant Ranjan Verma and Veena Mehta Verma, who have won national award for their contribution in the field of blindness.
Himachal Pradesh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Rajindra Singh Chauhan presided over the programme.
Ajai Srivastava, nodal officer (Disability Affairs) and convenor of the workshop said that it was unfortunate that in the past years, nothing has been done by the government to give rights to the disabled. Even the orders of High Court in favour of disabled people were not implemented.

He said that the disabled have very high hopes from the new government. IT experts with blindness - Prashant Ranjan Verma and Veena Mehta Verma demonstrated the use of different mobile apps for reading the handwriting and printed text. Prashant Ranjan amazed the minister by describing the exact age of him, hair colour etc. by using the mobile app.

The programme was attended by blind and other disabled students of the HP university, blind students of the special school at Dhalli and Portmore School, deans, directors, professor, principals of local colleges and others.
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