Al Noor Training Centre recipient of the Princess Haya Award for Special Education

DUBAI, — Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities was awarded the Princess Haya Awards for Special Education, PHASE, for their commendable work in the field of assistive technology for children with special needs.

The centre was announced as the winner of the “Outstanding Awareness Campaign” in the category of Institutional Excellence for their initiative, “Windows 10 presents Al Noor Assistive TechX 2015”.

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, presented the award to Isphana Al Khatib, Director of Al Noor Training Centre. Dignitaries and representatives from special needs centres from across the UAE, GCC and South Asia attended the event.

It was a moment of pride for all those associated with the initiative at the centre. Al Khatib said, “The award is a great validation for the work and effort of the Al Noor team in raising the profile and possibilities of Assistive Technology in the field of disability.”

Assistive TechX, which took place in Al Noor, highlighted the vital and powerful role of Assistive Technology in improving educational outcomes and future sustainable employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Assistive Technology is the medium used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a person with a disability. This equipment can range from low-tech adaptive devices, such as pencil grips and slant boards, to high-tech devices such as speech generating communication devices. The centre focuses on providing wholesome and fruitful training plans for students through Assistive Technology for their overall development.

Source: Emirates News Agency