Team "OASYS," which includes four young Jordanians, qualified in Microsoft's final competition the "Image Cup" in the branch of software design. The program design was established in the United States of America.
According to the General Director Mohammad Saleh, the focus of the youth program named "horizon" is to give people with severe disabilities the opportunity to interact with computers and the internet, especially for those who don't have limb or hand function through the use of the "eye reader," he told AmmanNet.
The program will cost 25 dollars, in addition to the cost of the device, and will allow people with disabilities to easily control their computers and participate in various activities and perform essential functions to display images and websites such as writing programs.
He pointed out that team "OASYS" is the first team from the Middle East that reached the final out of the six countries that qualified among the 79 countries that participated in the competition.
Saleh added that the competition has two parts, the New York contest which ends on Wednesday and the People Choice Contest "Online," which ends on the 20th of this month.
The four young contestants are receiving moral support from Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, who stated on her page on the social networking site "Twitter," that she is proud of the young people's access to the Microsoft final.
The "OASYS" team consists of Mohammad Azzam from Petra University, Munir Abu Hilal from the Princess Sumaya University, and Yousef Al-Wadi and Hani Abu Hoij from the German Jordanian University.