NATIONAL  CONFERENCE ON EMPLOYMENT & DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

31 May, 2019, Juniper, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Organized by National Association for the Blind - Delhi

Supported by ALTRON

 

A dialogue between corporates, NGOs and persons with disabilities to promote employment and digital accessibility

• Technology has made the disabled more independent and opened new avenues of employment.
• The world is going digital, it is critical for the disabled to acquire skills in using digital technology otherwise they will be left far behind. 
• Digital products & services must comply with accessibility guidelines otherwise they become a barrier rather than a facilitator for the disabled.
• Due to the rights based legal framework there is focus on making ICT products and services accessible for all.
• The disabled persons can be gainfully employed to make hardware and software accessible.

 

900 – 1000 Registration and tea

 

1000 – 1045 Inaugural session

Welcome address & setting the context 
Dipendra Manocha, President NAB Delhi

 

Role of CSR in bridging the gap in demand and supply in employment
Dr. Nuzhat Ali, Director CSR, Altron

 

Employment of the PwD in the private sector, scope, challenges 
Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation

 

1045 – 1145 Why think about Digital Accessibility?

 

Presentations followed by 15 minutes Q&A

 

The business case of Accessibility compliance
Abin Roy Choudhury, VP - Business Development, Deque India

 

Legal framework regarding accessibility implementation
Amar Jain, Associate, Cyril Amar Chand Mangal Das (Capital Markets, Corporate Lawyer)

 

Accessibility of eco-system impacts employment of the disabled
Rakesh Paladugula

Accessibility Training Manager, Adobe Systems 

 

1145 – 1200 Tea break

 

1200 – 1215Experience sharing by employed PWD

 

Dinesh Kaushal

Software Developer, Sapient

 

Pragya Mahajan

TATA Motors,

 

1215 – 1315 Employment of PwDs in IT, ITeS

Presentations followed by 15 minutes Q&A

 

Role of PwDs in accessibility testing
HCL

 

Employers experience of working with VI
Richa Bansal, Saarthi

 

a11y: A growing career opportunity for the disabled
Srinivasu Chakravarthula, Informatica

 

1315 – 1400 Lunch

 

1400 – 1415 Expectations sharing by PWD job seekers

 

Vibhu Sharma

Accessibility Course Trainee

 

Sana Samad 

ONGC , Accessibility Course Trainee

 

1415 – 1515 Moderated discussion engaging corporate & NGO representatives in the audience 

George Abraham, CEO, Score Foundation

 

Prospects of employment for the visually impaired in ICT enabled jobs
- employer requirements,
- experiences,
- challenges

 

CORPORATES
Concentrix
QA Infotech
MagicEdTech

 

NGOs & PwDs
Sightsavers,

Pranav Lal

Nupur Jain

 

1515 – 1545 Open session (Q&A, Summing up and Closing)

 

1545 onwards High tea and networking

 

End of conference

PARALLEL EVENT FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED YOUTH

1615 – 1730

Master Class for visually impaired job-seekers

 

Visually impaired audience interaction with role models

Moderated by Prashant Ranjan Verma, General Secretary, National Association for the Blind, Delhi

 

Madhu Bala Kaushal, Amar Jain,  Dinesh Kaushal, Krishan Murugan, Pranav Lal, Milan Mittal, Sana Samad

30 + visually impaired & other disabled in audience

HOW TO REACH

Enter India Habitat Centre from Gate No. 1. Juniper Hall is within about 100 meters from the gate and very close to Eatopia Food Court. Juniper is on ground floor and there is a ramp at the entrance. Parking for private vehicles is available in the basement. All cars can come near the ramp for drop off. The venue is wheel chair accessible. Volunteers will be available near the entrance.