Need for greater accessibility for disabled in ‘digital push’

As India catapults towards a digital economy, it is a must that ICT is made accessible to the disabled. Around 8-10% of India’s population lives with disabilities, with an equal number constituting the aged. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have the potential to significantly impact the lives of these groups, facilitating access of services available …

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Inclusivity in corporate culture: Enable the differently-abled

The corporate culture across the globe, regardless of whether there are formal procedures in place, is currently bending towards being inclusive. Inclusivity spans across the spectrum, covering everything from gender to race to ability. Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of companies employing persons with disabilities (PwDs) across various roles …

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That time has come: Differently-abled to get equal opportunity to work

Come April and private companies along with government ministries and departments will need to answer a series of questions pertaining to rights of persons with disabilities. From now on, companies would have to answer questions like these: How many differently-abled employees do you have? Have you identified specific jobs suitable for certain types of disabilities? …

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‘Special’ Athletes made India Proud!

India’s ‘special’ athletes have done the country proud. In 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, Indian athletes have won 73 medals, which include 37 gold medals.   The team for specially-abled sportspersons of the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) not only competed with 2,600 athletes from over 105 countries, but also won a total of 73 …

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Connected Classrooms-How is IoT Impacting Education!

Internet of Thing (IoT) is all around us. From cars to dishwashers, everyday items are becoming connected devices. According to a 2016 survey by Extreme Networks, smart schools are using IoT technology to track school buses, attendance and student ID cards, and to monitor lighting and security systems, among other things.   The big potential …

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