Conference on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities & The 8th NCDEDP-MPHASIS Universal Design Awards
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People organized the Conference on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the 8th NCDEDP-MPHASIS Universal Design Awards at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi on 14th August, 2017. It was attended by about 600 disabled people (deaf, blind, & handicapped).
Dignitaries on the dais (From Left to Right): Javed Abidi, Honorary Director, NCPEDP; Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mphasis; Anand Mathus, Director General, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India; Som Mittal, Trustee, NCPEDP; and Saurabh Chandra, Trustee, NCPEDP.
Panelists for Session on Accessibility of ICTs (left to right) - Shyam Krishna, Lead Developer, Hear2Read; Dr. Homiyar Mobedji, Country Representative, Benetech; Session Chair- Shilpi Kapoor, Founder, BarrierBreak; Keynote Speaker- Dr. Nirmita Narsimhan, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS); Gaurav Mittal, Founder, GingerMind Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Aqil Chinoy, CEO, inspiralive.
Panelists for Session on Accessibility of Transport, Services and Aids & Appliances (left to right) - Balachandra Shetty, Senior Product Designer, QuickBooks Desktop, Intuit India; Yeshwant Holkar, Co-Founder, UMOJA Travels; Session Chair- Dr. Meenu Bhambhani, VP & Head- Corporate Social Responsibility; Vivek Mehta, Founder and CEO, DeafEasy.
Mr. Aqil Chinoy, CEO, inspiralive and Mr. Vivek Mehta, CTO, DeafEasy received the NCDEDP- MPHASIS Universal Design Awards handed over by Shri Anand Mathur, Director General, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.
Shri Anand Mathur, Director General, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India addressed the audience during the Award Ceremony.