Telangana's first-ever Assistive Technology Summit on International Day for Disabled Persons 3rd December 2020

Telangana’s first-ever Assistive Technology Summit on International Day for Disabled Persons 3rd December 2020
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Telangana’s first-ever Assistive Technology Summit on International Day for Disabled Persons 3rd December 2020

Highlights

“It is estimated that over a billion people are impacted worldwide with disability out of which only 1 out of 10 can access the assistive technology due to lack of awareness and high cost”.

"It is estimated that over a billion people are impacted worldwide with disability out of which only 1 out of 10 can access the assistive technology due to lack of awareness and high cost". This is the notion on which the Government of Telangana through Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) is organizing the first-ever state-led Assistive Technology Summit 2020 under the theme "Assistive Technology (AT) for All – making affordable Assistive Technology accessible to everyone".

The summit scheduled on December 3, 2020, which marks the International Day for Disabled Persons aims to lay foundations of a robust AT-Ecosystem in the state.

The summit will be bringing together key players across the nation in the AT space, such as Researchers, Innovators, Investors, Social Enterprises, NGOs, Expert users, and Government organisations from all over the country, to discuss building affordable solutions, easing the access to solutions for PwDs, and collaborations to sustain the ecosystem further.

The stakeholders part of the summit are— T-Works, LVPEI Center for Innovation, Artilab Foundation, AssisTech Foundation, Social Alpha, BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering, Youth4Jobs, Unmukt-The Senior Hub.

The summit will be spread out with features— AT Exhibition Launch, Keynote sessions, Success Stories, and Panel Discussions to build more solutions in the space of AT.

One of the major features of the summit will be the launch of the AT Exhibition that will see innovators from school to college-level and entrepreneurs across India with a major focus on Telangana, who have devised affordable solutions for PwDs.

The exhibition will mark the intersections between Government and Innovators leading to building an ecosystem.

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