Place: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Date: 07 October 2020
Participants: teachers from Tashkent University of Information Technologies named after Muhammad al-Khwarizmi (P6) also instructors and disabled students with their parents from the Society of Disabled Children of Tashkent city “MUSHTOQ KUZLAR” (P8).
On the 7th of October 2020, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, teachers, instructors and students with disabilities from The Society of Disabled Children of Tashkent city “MUSHTOQ KUZLAR” participated in training organized by Sherzod Gulomov, the local coordinator of the DECIDE project from Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT) with the purpose of instructing the participants on the use of the Sakhiya robot software developed by TUIT. The Sakhiya Robot application helps people who are deaf and hard of hearing to communicate, by translating oral speech into text and vice versa.
At the training, the DECIDE project National Awareness Day (NAD) for students with disabilities was also announced which would be held on the 24th of November 2020.
At this training event, Sherzod Gulomov, TUIT delivered a presentation and training about the Sakhiya robot software and emphasized that such software could be applied while teaching students with disabilities. In addition, he further informed the participants from The Society of Disabled Children of Tashkent city “MUSHTOQ KUZLAR” about the National Awareness Day (NAD) for students and others with disabilities being implemented on the 24th of November 2020 as part of the DECIDE project. He explained that the purpose of the NAD was to educate disabled students and their parents about their rights, about using new technologies and to raise awareness about the aims, objectives and benefits of the DECIDE CBHE project for people with disabilities.
In addition, Azizbek Khaitov, from The Society of Disabled Children of Tashkent city “MUSHTOQ KUZLAR delivered a presentation about the invaluable role of the English language in the world. He highlighted that knowledge of English language vocabulary and grammar is essential in order to study abroad and emphasized that nowadays, speaking English is not a luxury, as it used to be, but a vital necessity.
During discussions held at the training, there were questions from disabled students and their parents related to the functions of the Sakhiya robot and the key English language skills needed to study abroad.