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Emirates News Agency – Mansour bin Mohammed leads “white cane” march in support of steadfast people


The parade was held on the occasion of International Sugarcane Day with official and social participation.
– Mansur bin Muhammad:.
– “The UAE is a leading role model in developing resilient people by providing a stimulating environment that ensures effective status in all sectors.”
“One of Dubai’s priorities is to be at the forefront of the world’s cities in providing integrated services to a determined population.”
DUBAI, 15th October/WAM/ Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the Protection of the Rights of the Deaf People in Dubai, led a celebration parade organized by the Community Development Authority in Dubai. “International White Cane Day” is celebrated every year on October 15th. Usually, the Dubai World Trade Center is attended by a large number of blind people, including officials from government agencies, educational institutions and associations.

Speaking at the event, he said: “Every year on this day, we celebrate the strength and determination of the steadfast blind people who inspire us all. Under the guidance of prudent leadership, the U.A.E. To provide a pioneering model for the development and qualification of this group by creating an encouraging environment that guarantees them effective and excellent status in all fields, from education and employment to community and cultural participation.
“Dubai leads the world’s leading cities in providing integrated services to committed people by investing in technological innovation and following best global practices. There is no doubt about the importance of all efforts coming together. The position of the government or the private sector should give them all the support they need and guarantee their rights in all sectors. ”
Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum participated in the parade along with His Highness Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of the Dubai Emirate Executive Council and Hessa Bint Isa Buhumaid, Director General of the Community Development Authority. Dubai, and Abdullah bin Khadiya, Director of Civil Aviation at the Authority.Dubai Civil Aviation.
The Community Development Authority in Dubai organized a retreat and discussion session titled “Dubai, the future through their eyes” which was attended by His Excellency Hessa bint Isa Buhumaid, and was attended by people with visual impairments from more than ten organizations and others. Associations in the country, and employees of government departments and educational institutions, with the aim of reviewing their experiences and learning about opportunities, opportunities to create innovative quality services that will make their lives easier and allow wider participation in all sectors of society.
Hessa Hessa Bint Izzah Buhumaid, Director General of the Community Development Authority in Dubai, stressed that International White Cane Day is a great opportunity to express solidarity with people of color in general and people with visual impairments in particular, and to promote more inclusiveness. Understanding their needs and working at various levels to empower them. The white cane is a symbol of strength and illustrates its owners ability to challenge and navigate life.
His Excellency added: “On International White Sugar Cane Day, we as individuals and authorities commit to continued work to find exceptional solutions that overcome all obstacles that stand in the way of the community’s determination to attain and continue to strive for their full rights. Meet their aspirations and present consistent, productive efforts that meet their daily needs. We are inspired by determined people.” Inspiration on this day is willpower and determination. To challenge and excel.”
Participants at the retreat reviewed the challenges faced by the visually impaired and ways to facilitate their access to services and facilities needed to encourage and improve entry into the labor market and entrepreneurship, as well as various public services, including banking services. Those services.

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The retreat discussed opportunities to improve infrastructure to support blind people in public facilities, hotels and shopping centers.
The retreat came up with a number of recommendations that will be reviewed and crystallized to contribute to the initiation of future initiatives and projects. This includes proposals related to strengthening infrastructure to support the blind, such as applications for voice support in restaurants or public facilities. , and projects related to facilitating business transactions for them, such as reading aloud product specifications through QR codes. Implementation of Electronic Access Policy and Access to Banking Services Policy and amending the Central Bank Act to suit their needs.

Assem Al-Gholi

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