How do we make technology accessible for the 75 million Persons with Disabilities in India? A NASSCOM Product Conclave session brings together industry leaders and experts to discuss the business and social case for making technology truly ‘universal.’
It is believed that India has a population of nearly 75 million Persons with Disabilities, out of which a staggering 36 million are visually impaired and 14 million are speech and hearing impaired. This is a sizeable enough target segment that no technology company can afford to ignore. But the fact is that most technology companies are not even aware that their products cannot be used by a large segment of Persons with Disabilities. Technology is a great enabler but inaccessible standard software, applications and websites limit opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, social interaction and more.
For the first time, in India’s largest technology product conclave, the NASSCOM Foundation is hosting a dedicated session that aims to create awareness about ‘Digital Accessibility’ while discussing the business case for creating accessible software, applications and websites and demonstrating the business benefits (social, technical and financial).
The session, designed as a roundtable will have accessibility experts from leading software product organizations who have taken steps towards making their products, applications and websites accessible. Come join an interactive session discussing the implementation, business case and benefits of making software universal, with leading product companies like Microsoft, SAP, Intuit and BarrierBreak Technologies.
Who should attend the session?
- CEOs / Business heads of product companies
- Product managers
- Web developers / product / app developers.
‘Promoting Accessible Product – Bit-by-Bit’ is being held at the NASSCOM Product Conclave on 30th October Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. More here.
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