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Mongolia launches communication app for disabled people

  ULAN BATOR, April 16 (Xinhua) -- A Mongolian non-governmental organization (NGO) announced Monday that it launched a special-purpose mobile portal, "Bird 1.0," for communication of disabled people in Mongolia for the first time.

  This app was created by Bird developers NGO, with the aim to facilitate communication of disabled people, support them, and provide inclusive education of children with disabilities.

  The "Bird 1.0," available on both iOS and Android devices, allows users to post more than 230 words. In addition, the users can enrich the vocabulary and imagery of the app fitting their needs.

  This app can be used by up to 30,000 people and it will be improved year after year by adding new words and images, developers said.

  As of the first quarter of this year, there are over 120,000 people with disabilities, including people with Down syndrome and autism, according to statistics.