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e-Inclusion and Participation 2012

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e- Inclusion and Participation

 

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Trilingual Dilum Braille Convertor

Producer : Jinasena Training and Re habilitation Trust

Media Format  :Offline

Producer’s Description

The Dilum Braille Converter enables a document typed in Unicode text in Sinhala, Tamil or English to be converted to Braille; stored, printed, embossed using a Braille embosser and it’s reverse. The traditional system of producing Braille documents was to have a sighted reader and a person competent in Braille, transcribe the text using software called Win-Braille. A critical problem in this approach was that it could only support one language at a time. The limited availability of typists competent in Braille was also a bottle neck. The process of transcribing in this way was thus both time consuming and costly. The Dilum Braille Converter solves this problem with its ability to convert multi language text directly into Braille and vice versa. This facility is a big boon for the visually impaired since it allows them to communicate in Braille with sighted people who are generally not competent in Braille. This software contributes to bridging the communication divide  between visually impaired and sighted persons.

 

Trilingual Speaking Dictionary

Producer : Sala Enterprises

Producer URL :www.salaent.com

Producer’s Description


The Tri Lingual Speaking Dictionary or the Language Companion is a Sinhala, Tamil, English translator comprising a Dictionary and a Thesaurus with voice. It has over one million translations from Sinhala to English and Tamil, Tamil to Sinhala and English and English to Sinhala and Tamil. Some of the main features of this unit comprises an adjustable audio speed to assist in pronunciation, grammar lessons compiled by professional language teachers, Oxford Dictionary with over 350,000 word, phrases, meanings and 11,000 encyclopedic entries. It also consists of synonyms and antonyms with 35,000 example sentences. The keyboard layout consists of the popular Wijesekara keyboard layout for Sinhala and the Renganathan keyboard layout for Tamil. The Language Companion keyboard is very user friendly and facilitates typing. The screen which consists of a backlit panel gives good visibility. This unit comes with a zoom in function as well. Some of the other features are a full functional calculator, metric converter, scientific calculator and formulas in  physics, chemistry and mathematics. Furthermore In order to assist the user in pronunciation, a built in voice recorder has also been incorporated .

 

Special Merit Award

 

The BookHUB

 

Producer : Micro Image Mobile Media ( Pvt) Ltd. , Etisala ( Pvt) Ltd. and M D Gunasena ( Pvt) Ltd.

Producer URL : www.thebookhub.lk

Producer’s Description

The BookHUB is Sri Lanka’s first commercial e-book store. It hosts e-version of a collection of Sinhala, Tamil and English books published in Sri Lanka. It offers easy access  to the book reading public to a growing collection of books. Moreover it offers an excellent platform to any publisher or author to market their books. Some of the unique features of this product include a proprietary book reader with a new encryption mechanism and mobile reload scratch cards for making payment for books. This is in addition to the standard credit card payment option. Sri Lankan literature is now open to the whole world!
 

Certificate of Appreciation

Bhasha Puvath

Producer : Bhasha Lanka Pvt Ltd.

Product URL: www.play.google.com

 

GAMATA SMS

Producer : zMessenger Pvt Ltd.

Media Format:  mobile

Product URL :  www.zmessenger.lk

 

Bhasha Viyunu

Producer : Bhasha Lanka Pvt Ltd.

Product URL: www.play.google.com

 

 

Nenapiyasa Web Site

Producer :  ICT Agency of Sri Lanka & Helium 1800

Product URL :  www.nenapiyasa.lk

 

Sinhala 7

Producer : Sumagasoft

Media Format : CD/DVD