KSU & ICDL to provide IT training to blind
Dubai, December 31, 2008
King Saud University (KSU) and the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) recently signed a MoU to establish a pioneering ICDL program for the visually impaired in the Kingdom.
The program, in cooperation with the ECDL Foundation and Unesco-Cairo, is part of ICDL's commitment to enable the proficient use of information and communications technology that empowers individuals, organisations and the entire society.
Under the partnership, ICDL will provide the Quality Assurance Standards and syllabus for the ICDL for the program, while it will also endorse KSU with Unesco-Cairo to be one of the initial centres taking part in Unesco’s 'Best Practice' initiative.
'The visually impaired have a lot of potential to be more participative in the socio-economic development of Saudi Arabia and providing them with world-class IT training under the ICDL standard is a huge step towards enhancing their ability to deliver more concrete contributions to the progress of the society,' added Dr Sulaiman Al-Dhalaan, managing director of ICDL.-TradeArabia News Service