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


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


QA Infotech


NGOs & PwDs

Pranav Lal

Nupur Jain


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


1545 onwards High tea and networking


End of conference


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


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.