28 October 2013
MCIT Backs PWD Application Developers through Tamkeen


In the framework of MCIT policy in supporting inventions and innovators, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy has received Bishoy Gamal, a winner of Tamkeen Competition for software and mobile phones applications 2012.
 
“I can see”, the winning project is an innovative software program that assists visual impaired people in recognizing  different banknotes and colors. It also helps them move freely at home.

The program is an application that can be downloaded on mobile phones where the camera once spotted on the banknote can recognizes the value and audio pronounces it. The application can also be utilized at home, using the camera, to inform the user of obstacles that can hinder his way. 
 
Within the same context, Helmy has praised the innovative project and promised to fully support it technically and financially in order to see light.
 
He has also stressed on the fact that similar projects serving people with disabilities should be supported.
 
Beshoy Gamal, the project owner (21 years), is a graduate of the Engineering Faculty,Zagazig University.
 
The competition is held annually with the support of the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and under supervision of the advisor of ICT  Minister for Community Services, Abeer Shakweer. 

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