Student invents new software to help people with disabilities to use computer
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education in gharbia Fatima Khader - YOUM7 (Archive)

GHARBIYA, Egypt: An Egyptian high school student invented audio software to assist people with disabilities to access a computer and internet applications, according to Youm7 on Thursday.

The software is based on voice recognition and voice command software as an alternative input device that converts spoken words to computer text.

The software aims to overcome a variety of barriers to computer use and enabling computer users with speech impairments of handling a wider range of computer activities independently.

Senior computer teachers and experts at Gharbiya education directorate technically and financially supported the software and the Ministry of Education undersecretary promised to coordinate with other education directorate nationwide to promote the new software.

Originally published in Youm7.

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