UTech and Development Bank sign agreement
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) are to sign an agreement for the development of version two of the E-learning software, U-Touch 2 to benefit the deaf community.
The DBJ approved grant funding to UTech for the development of U-Touch 2 in recognition of the project’s potential to facilitate growth with social inclusion and develop the capacity of potential clients from a disadvantaged entrepreneurial community.
U-Touch 2, which uses both Jamaican Sign Language and Jamaican Standard English, is expected to help to improve the understanding and use of the English Language and enhance reading and comprehension skills among deaf and hard of hearing students at the pre-primary and high school levels.
UTech launched and presented version 1 of the software to the Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf on February 26, 2014.
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