The Department of Special Needs Education organized one day seminar on “Assistive technology for persons with disabilities” to celebrate white cane safety day. It was joint venture of UMT and Pakistan Disabled Foundation (PDF). The seminar was divided into three sessions.
Speaking to inaugural session, Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, appreciated the efforts of Dr Abdul Hameed and showed his interest in developing laboratories within UMT for persons with disabilities. He said that all the resources will be provided to develop labs for assistive technology, low vision, and audiology.
Addressing the audience in technical session, Zakia Shah Nawaz, Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab said that it is the first seminar of its kind on assistive technology in the field of special education. She recognized the efforts of the department of special needs education for conducting the seminar. She extended all possible support to the organizers for developing new programs and equipment for the rehabilitation of the disabled. She said that Government of Punjab is actively working to improvement inclusive education in the public schools to increase the enrollment of children with disabilities.