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  • Opening of Seoul IT Challenge for the Disabled

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    The 16th Seoul IT Challenge for the Disabled, which is sponsored by the city of Seoul and LG Electronics and organized and supervised by Seoul Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, will be held on June 29, 2019 at Dongguk University.

    Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, the Seoul IT Challenge for the Disabled is a project operated to promote social union and to prevent the social alienation of people with disabilities due to a gap the utilization of information technologies. For the past 15 years, from 2004 to 2018, a total of 1,557 handicapped adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged individuals have taken part in the fierce competition.

    The Seoul IT Challenge for the Disabled is comprised of three categories, e-Life (information search) Challenge, e-Tool (Excel and Powerpoint) Challenge, and e-Sports (Kart Rider) Challenge. 27 individuals will receive awards.

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    # of awardees Grand prize Special prize e-Life
    (information search)
    e-Tool
    (Excel, Powerpoint)
    e-Sports
    (Kart Rider)
    Total 27 2 3 8 8 6
    Disabled adolescents 13 1 1 4
    (Retardation & brain-disabled, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disorder & autism)
    4
    (Retardation & brain-disabled, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disorder & autism)
    3
    Disabled young adults and middle-aged individuals 13 1 1 4
    (Retardation & brain-disabled, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disorder & autism)
    4
    (Retardation & brain-disabled, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disorder & autism)
    3
    Most serious disability 1 1

    Each grand prize winner (one adolescent, one young adult, and one middle-aged individual) will receive the Seoul Mayor’s Award and an additional prize, LG smartphone (G8).

    The awardees will be qualified to apply for GITC (Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities) that will take place on November 25, 2019, in Busan.

    For more information on the event, check out the notice on the website of Seoul Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (http://www.ssrpd.or.kr). Contact the Society if you have any inquiry on the competition at +82-70-4335-1499.

    Seoul IT Challenge for the Disabled Photographs

    Seoul IT Challenge for the Disabled Photographs
    ▼ e-Life (information searching)
    (mentally handicapped participant)
    ▼ e-Tool (Excel and Powerpoint)
    (visually impaired participant)
    e-Life (information searching) e-Tool (Excel and Powerpoint)
    ▼ Disabled adolescent received award ▼ Group photograph
    Disabled adolescent received award Group photograph