IT contest for youth with disabilities in India

Asia-Pacific, May 24 2016

CHENNAI: This year the Global IT Challenge (GITC) for Youth with Disabilities will be held during 21st – 25th November, 2016 in Yagzhou, Jiangsu, China. The event is meant for four categories of disabilities – vision, hearing, mobility and intellectual disabilities for people within 13-19 years. One youth with disability from each of the above categories will be nominated to participate in the GITC 2016 in China. The expenditure towards air ticket and accommodation will be borne by the organizer.

Kid with vision disability using the device to learn Braille. Photo: EPS

To be eligible, you must be within the age group of 13-19 years, must be able to work with Internet Explorer web browser, MS Office and Scratch Programmes, and have good communication skills in English. College students with disabilities are not allowed to participate even if they’re within the age group.

On receiving applications, a National IT competition will be held to select the suitable nominee. The venue and date of the competition will be intimated to eligible applicants separately. For participating in the competition, applicants will have to bear the expenditure for travel. Accommodations, along with one escort, will be arranged.

You can send your application in prescribed format to The Director, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Room No 518, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, New Delhi, or email to kvs.rao13@nic.in latest by 30th may 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/whatsnews.php

Source: newindianexpress

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