INFOLUME

A Communication Tool FOR TEACHING THE HEARING IMPAIRED

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Sri Lanka
LK Sri Lanka
Web http://www.infolume.com/
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In development

About the project Edit

The project uses ICT to teach people with hearing impairment and enable communication among the members of this group. The goal is to improve the level of literacy and communication among people with hearing impairment. The programme uses multi-media tools like CD/DVD, Website, to achieve its goal of making such disadvantaged community inclusive. That the programme uses sign language and provides content in local language is other hallmark of this initiative. All the icons on the website are self explanatory and easy to follow.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The effort made to extend aid to such people, through the use of communication technology like CD/DVD, Website, is praiseworthy. Smart use of multimedia technology in local language to impart knowledge and to start it in Sri Lanka is truly remarkable.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The target group of this project is people with hearing impairment. They are one of the most vulnerable groups in Sri Lanka. Infolume can make a vital contribution in this realm by offering a range of value added IT Systems and Programmes to enhance the competitive edge of our clients.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Infolume has established a very significant presence in practically every area of activity in the field of information technology services. A perusal of our partial customer base would give some idea as to the diverse array of customers to whom we provide specialised service benefits, the fact being that our customer base constitutes over 5000 customers.

Manthan Award South Asia 2009 , Award Winners, E-INCLUSION CATEGORY

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Facilitating communication abilities of people with hearing loss, is the motto of Infolume's 'ICT for Teaching the Hearing Impaired'. This commendable effort was initiated in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The civil war in Sri Lanka might have added to the hearing impairment of many.

To harness the resources of our intellectual assets base in association with Information Technology to enhance wealth seeking opportunities for our clients.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

Infolume believes implicitly in the age old maxim, "We serve." The company operation is based on modern business methods using sound business intelligence. Our values however are traditional. We uphold ability, a caring service, devotion to the job and integrity as our lodestar and this principle is writ into all company activities be it services, human resources, or communication and marketing strategy.


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    DEF - Digital Knowledge Center


    Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) is an initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) & National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) to function as an ‘Online repository’ of best digital contents for development in India and South Asia.

    With the incoming of new technology in ICT and digital content technology along with various technology delivery platforms, a lot many interventions in digital content have been taking place in South Asia. Interventions are visible in all major areas – Education, Learning, Health, Governance, Entertainment, Localization, Commerce, Culture, Environment, Tourism, Infrastructure and so on. Creation of digital content, its deployment, service delivery and usage has increased each day.

    While these developments are taking place, it is equally critical to have these interventions and practices shared, exchanged, and deployable from one place to another. For this to happen, one needs to have a resource bank available for learning, sharing and replication. Digital Knowledge Centre works as such a platform in audio-visual documentation format, which provides solutions to many of our social, economic, cultural and governance challenges.