EM­POW­ER­ING THE BLIND

New Straits Times - - Heal -

PAN­TAI Hospital Am­pang will be or­gan­is­ing its first Health Is Wealth Car­ni­val on May 7, 2017 at 8am - 6pm at Padang Ke­lab Belia, Kam­pung Baru

Am­pang.

The car­ni­val in­cludes com­pli­men­tary clinic ses­sions by spe­cial­ists, free health screen­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties such as tai chi, col­or­ing con­tests, car­ni­val games and

more. THE Uber app part­ners with the Na­tional Coun­cil For The Blind, Malaysia (NCBM) to help em­power blind rid­ers with the choice to travel in­de­pen­dently, with just a touch of a but­ton.

Through this part­ner­ship, Uber pro­vides free rides to NCBM mem­bers and or­gan­ises spe­cial train­ing ses­sions for driver-part­ners on how bet­ter to serve blind rid­ers. Uber also works with NCBM to ed­u­cate blind rid­ers on how easy it is to use the Uber app.

The app has fea­tures such as in­te­gra­tion with smart­phone ac­ces­si­bil­ity op­tions for the blind.

Whether it is VoiceOver iOS, TalkBack on An­droid, or even other wire­less braille dis­play com­pat­i­bil­ity, the app makes it eas­ier for rid­ers who are blind.

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