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The Digital Dialogues on the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – 20th May, 2021

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Co – Partners: ADOBE & FACEBOOK 
Event – Partner: Bharat Exhibitions (BE)

What is GAAD?
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an awareness day focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments. It is marked annually on the third Thursday of May.
The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Session 1: INAUGURAL SESSION (1200 – 1300 Hrs IST)

Session Moderator:- Ms. Karishma Chhabra, Co-Chair, BIF’s Committee on ‘ICT for Inclusive Ability (PwDs)’  (Microsoft)

Eminent Speakers:

  1. Dr. Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU (Chief Guest)
  2. Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY (Special Guest of Honour)
  3. Dr. Prabodh Seth, Joint Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilites (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (Guest of Honour)
  4. Ms. Monica Desai, Director & Global Head, Connectivity and Access Policy, Facebook
  5. Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan, Chairperson, BIF’s Committee on ‘ICT for Inclusive Ability (PwDs)’ (Programme Director, Saksham and Senior Fellow and Programme Director with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT –G3ict)
  6. Mr. T V Ramachandran, President, BIF
  7. Mr. Arun Mukarji, Sr Director, Operations, BIF

Session 2: IMPORTANCE OF STAYING CONNECTED DURING THE COVID ENVIRONMENT & ROLE OF STANDARDS (1315 – 1445 Hrs IST)

Session Moderator:-Mr. Dinesh Chand Sharma, Co-Chair, BIF’s Committee on ‘ICT for Inclusive Ability (PwDs)’, (Director SESEI)

Eminent Speakers:

  1. Shri. BK Jog, DG (Telecom) & Member (S), DoT, Ministry of Communications (Chief Guest)
  2. Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur (Keynote Address)
  3. Dr. Subramanian Neelakantan, Sr. Director & Head (R&D), CDAC, Pune Centre/ Ms. Lenali Singh, Associate Director, CDAC, Pune Centre
  4. Ms. Karishma Chhabra, Co-Chair, BIF’s Committee on ‘ICT for Inclusive Ability (PwDs)’  (Microsoft)
  5. Mr. Andrew Kirkpatrick, Head of Accessibility, ADOBE
  6. Mr. Dinesh Kaushal, Manager (Technology), Publicis Sapient
  7. Mr. Dipendra Manocha, Director Developing Countries Program, THE DAISY Consortium
  8. Dr. B M Baveja, Principal Advisor, BIF
  9. Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan, Chairperson, BIF’s Committee on ‘ICT for Inclusive Ability (PwDs)’ (Programme Director, Saksham and Senior Fellow and Programme Director with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT –G3ict)

The joining link for the session is herehttps://meet.google.com/vco-tnfm-aqx (On Google Meet)

Details

Date:
May 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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