Dubai - It is to complement the 'Hafelaty' programme, an initiative of the 'Rashid Centre for the Disabled' to transport disabled students.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a specialised bus for people with disabilities to complement the 'Hafelaty' programme, an initiative of the 'Rashid Centre for the Disabled' to transport disabled students.
The new bus facilitates their movement and provide a comfortable means of travel to help ensure their successful completion in the qualifying programmes provided by the centre. This initiative is also part of the various programmes launched by the TRA in support of disabled children.
The bus has special features to support passengers with disabilities, such as movable stairways, wide spaces for wheel chairs, big doors, internal signals for students with hearing disability, voice commands for students with vision disability and many other features that have been designed for compliance with set global standards.
The TRA expressed its continuing commitment towards supporting people with special needs, treating them as important members of the society and affording them with the same rights that all citizens and residents of the UAE enjoy.
Mohammed Rashid Al Ketbi, acting Deputy Director General for Support Service Sector, expressed happiness on the bus launch and the successful collaboration with the Rashid Centre for the Disabled.
"We should continue to protect and take care of the people with disabilities - providing these people with the much needed facilities and required care, which in turn, will reflect the UAE's stance towards social justice and equality. As the world today leans toward a more electronic lifestyle, the TRA has set goals of supporting them with a wide range of benefits and privileges that they can acquire and utilise minus the burden of moving around," said Al Ketbi.
The inauguration of the bus, which will bear the TRA logo, will be led by Juma bin Hasher Al Maktoum, sponsor for the 'Rashid Centre for the Disabled' and will be joined by representatives from the TRA and other invited guests.