STEP Launches “Equal Access” App for Persons with Disabilities

To facilitate Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) has developed a mobile phone application called “Equal Access”.

The application has been developed with the support of the British Council and in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

The launching ceremony of the application was held at the Parliament House, where Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, was the Chief Guest. Member National Assembly (MNA), Munazza Hassan, PTA Chairman, Maj. General (R) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Executive Director STEP, Atif Sheikh, and Deputy Director British Council, Mark Crossey, were also present on this occasion.

Speaker National Assembly, Chairman PTA, and British Council Deputy Director expressed their views and appreciated the efforts to facilitate special persons.

The application, “Equal Access”, will provide information in accessible formats, including Sign Language Interpretation, Sound Description, Dark Mode, and resizable text formats for persons with disabilities. Equal Access contains information related to disability services, stakeholders, and laws in Pakistan.