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ANIS2012 Social Innovation Lab3-Tech enable-break the barriers of disability_Shili Kappor ANIS2012 Social Innovation Lab3-Tech enable-break the barriers of disability_Shili Kappor Presentation Transcript

  • Tech EnableBreaking the Barriers ofDisabilities By Shilpi Kapoor Evangelist and Director BarrierBreak Technologies Redefining Disability
  • About BarrierBreak When no one else believed in the idea of technology as an enabler for persons with disabilities, BarrierBreak believed! • Pioneers in Accessibility in India • 75% of our staff is people with disabilities • Work beyond solutions on Policy Building also Redefining Disability
  • Disability Statistics More than 1 billion people in the World and Estimated 70 million in India • 1 in 4 have a visual difficulty or impairment • 1 in 4 have a dexterity difficulty or impairment • 1 in 5 have a hearing difficulty or impairment • 1 in 7 have a cognitive difficulty or impairment and many more…. Research Study Commissioned by Microsoft & Conducted by Forester “The Wide Range of Abilities and Its Impact on Computer Technology” Redefining Disability
  • Question? • Can you ignore technology today? • Is Technology in most aspect of your life? • Can persons with disabilities use the same technology as you and me? Redefining Disability
  • Technology is Everywhere… Image by TheWayfarer Redefining Disability
  • Lets Think Beyond Ramps! • Website • Software • Mobiles • Kiosk • Electronics • Games • And many more….. Redefining Disability
  • How can we Tech Enable? Assistive Technology Inclusive Technology Support Services Empowering People with Disabilities to be independent Redefining Disability
  • The Big Picture Deaf people find it difficult to: • Participate in society • Get education • Gain employment • Be contributing members of society! Redefining Disability
  • The Solution - SignNTalk Bridging the Communication barriers byconnecting the urban deaf who are looking for employment and/or independent living to the hearing world by providing Sign Language Interpreters Online! Redefining Disability
  • The Solution - SignNTalk• Connects the deaf to the hearing world• Provides Indian Sign Language• Only requirement is a webcam & a computer with internet connection Redefining Disability
  • How does SignNTalk Work? Redefining Disability
  • Factors Moving Ahead • Success Factors • Risks – Deaf people adapting to – Lack of Sign Language using sign language online Interpreters – Working – Cheaper and Faster with Association for Sign Internet Access Language Interpreters – Laws on Discrimination & – Law does not enforce Equal Opportunity need of sign language support – Lobbying for the New Law being drafted – Mobile Technology – Adapting to include mobile access Redefining Disability
  • Let Technology be Inclusive! Redefining Disability
  • Where to Contact Me? email: shilpi@barrierbreak.com mobile: +91-98199 85266 office: +91-22-2686 0485/6 Connect with me at: Shilpi_Kapoor Redefining Disability