Tech EnableBreaking the Barriers ofDisabilities    By Shilpi Kapoor                    Evangelist and Director            ...
About BarrierBreak      When no one else believed in the idea of technology      as an enabler for persons with disabiliti...
Disability Statistics                       More than 1 billion people in the World and                             Estima...
Question?      • Can you ignore technology today?      • Is Technology in most aspect of your life?      • Can persons wit...
Technology is Everywhere…                            Image by TheWayfarer                                          Redefin...
Lets Think Beyond Ramps!      •   Website      •   Software      •   Mobiles      •   Kiosk      •   Electronics      •   ...
How can we Tech Enable?                              Assistive Technology       Inclusive Technology                      ...
The Big Picture   Deaf people find it difficult to:   • Participate in society   • Get education   • Gain employment   • B...
The Solution - SignNTalk   Bridging the Communication barriers byconnecting the urban deaf who are looking for            ...
The Solution - SignNTalk• Connects the deaf to the  hearing world• Provides Indian Sign  Language• Only requirement is a  ...
How does SignNTalk Work?                           Redefining Disability
Factors Moving Ahead • Success Factors                 • Risks    – Deaf people adapting to         – Lack of Sign Languag...
Let Technology be Inclusive!                               Redefining Disability
Where to Contact Me?      email: shilpi@barrierbreak.com      mobile: +91-98199 85266      office: +91-22-2686 0485/6     ...
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ANIS2012 Social Innovation Lab3-Tech enable-break the barriers of disability_Shili Kappor

  1. 1. Tech EnableBreaking the Barriers ofDisabilities By Shilpi Kapoor Evangelist and Director BarrierBreak Technologies Redefining Disability
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Technology is Everywhere… Image by TheWayfarer Redefining Disability
  6. 6. Lets Think Beyond Ramps! • Website • Software • Mobiles • Kiosk • Electronics • Games • And many more….. Redefining Disability
  7. 7. How can we Tech Enable? Assistive Technology Inclusive Technology Support Services Empowering People with Disabilities to be independent Redefining Disability
  8. 8. The Big Picture Deaf people find it difficult to: • Participate in society • Get education • Gain employment • Be contributing members of society! Redefining Disability
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. How does SignNTalk Work? Redefining Disability
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Let Technology be Inclusive! Redefining Disability
  14. 14. 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

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