AccessAbilities Expo 2019
245 companies and specialized centers are exhibiting high tech and advanced robots
Special Expo kicks off in Dubai with significant Kuwaiti participation
DUBAI-- AccessAbilities Expo 2019 kicked off in Dubai Tuesday with participation of Kuwaiti voluntary teams and associations specialized in care for people of special challenges.
The exhibition showcases latest innovated devices for aiding persons of extraordinary needs and efforts by government institutions for helping them to be on par with other citizens.
The event, inaugurated by President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, involves teams representing the Kuwait Society for Follow-up on Issues of the Disabled, "Eradah Wa Tahdee" team, "Abtal Al-Kuwait Min Ashab Al-Hemam," the Kuwait Society for Inventors Support, and the voluntary team "Fakhr Al-Watan." Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed, also the exhibition patron, said in a statement to journalists that the activity is a new step to boost competitiveness and assert the UAE status as a friendly country for these cases.
He said that 245 companies and specialized centers are exhibiting high tech and advanced robots to aid more millions of persons of special needs in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Dr. Samia Suaidan, member of Kuwait Society for Follow-up on Issues of the Disabled, said the association provides services and assistance to the handicapped and promote their accomplishments within the path of Kuwait's development.
The society, she added, plays a prominent role for finding proper jobs for the disabled Kuwaitis, noting that they are along with citizens of no impairments share some of the responsibility for achieving New Kuwait Vision 2035.
Another member of the Kuwaiti society, Salem Al-Fehaidi, said the exhibition is a good opportunities for the Kuwaiti volunteers and teams to interact with internationally-renowned experts.
Fatma Al-Ashram, member of the Kuwaiti team "Al-Erada Aa Tahadee" said her team publishes books and booklets about the accomplishments of special needs' citizens and nationals of other GCC countries. It has recently organized a well-acclaimed poetry soire in the sign language, she revealed.
Zahraa Al-Ali from the computer department at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) indicated that the institution is presenting during the event its inventions for aiding persons of this special segment of people.
KISR has worked out special programs for educating the dumb and the blind, including means of communication in the Kuwaiti dialect, in addition to various smart and phone applications.
Ghadeer Al-Abdali, an advisor at the Kuwaiti Society for Supporting the Investors, said the association is displaying at the Kuwaiti pavilion various Kuwaiti inventions including apparatuses for aiding the impaired, namely "squats," an invention created by the Kuwaiti Suleiman Al-Khattaf.
The three-day event involved 150 companies, mostly promoting their products and inventions for helping the impaired to move and act easily.