In today’s technology driven age, and with campaigns like Digital India, Made in India and Smart Cities, people with disabilities cannot be forgotten, says Shilpi Kapoor, Managing Director of BarrierBreak. In an interview with ETHealthworld, Shilpi talks about the role and accessibility of assistive technology during the 5th Edition of Techshare India, to be organized on the 3rd and 4th March in New Delhi. Edited excerpts :
Techshare India 2010 was the 2nd conference on accessibility and an exhibition on assistive technology. The first one was in the year 2008 when BarrierBreak organized the conference and assistive technology exhibition in New Delhi which was the first ever Accessibility and Disability conference to be organized in India. Techshare India received an overwhelming response from disabled people, NGOs, corporate sector and Government bodies where we managed to get a Guideline for Indian Government.