Taking forward its mission to create an inclusive society that does not discriminate against persons with disabilities (PWDs), the 5th edition of Techshare India is going to be organised early next month. The event would showcase innovative technology solutions for this segment of the population.
- “Techshare India aims to bring together the government, corporates, educators, NGOs and the disabled people so as to understand the needs and provide information on available solutions that can include people with disabilities to participate independently in all walks of life,” an official statement said.
- “About 50 per cent of India’s 100 million persons with disability are under the age of 30. This is a huge market for assistive technology products (technology for persons with disabilities),” said the organiser of Techshare India 2016, Shilpi Kapoor, who is also the managing director of Mumbai-based Barrierbreak, a company that works in the area of accessibility and assistive technology.
- Techshare India 2016 will showcase accessible resource centres — libraries/universities that can be accessed by persons with disabilities, accessible banking — making banking easier for persons with disabilities, and new products and services in accessibility and assistive technology.
Source: Business Standard