Friday, May 12, 2017

GAAD – Global Accessibility Awareness Day : Developing Technology for the disabled

You are cordially invited to the “GAAD -2017”, which will showcase interesting life stories of people with differently abled and technology innovators who have strived to find solutions to these

This event promises to grip the audience with live stories of people who have re-invented
themselves after they lost hope due to their disability. It also will showcase various panel
discussion from Technology providers who are making the lives of differently abled more inclusive.
Some of the stars who will be a part of the event to support the cause:

 1) Rishab Shetty – Indian director and Actor, Kannada cinema
  2) Shekar Naik – Visually blind: Captain of Indian cricket team for the blind
  3) Aparna Athreya – Story teller
  4) Dr. Pratap (Pothole Raja) – Social activist, Bangalore
  5) Mr. Sunil Panwar I.F.S – Dir. EDCS : Dept. of E-Governance, Govt. of Karnataka
** Still more confirmations from people who support the cause are awaited.
The schedule of the event:
Day: Thursday, 18th May 2017
Time: 4.30 PM
Place: Nimhans Convention center, Bangalore
For further details contact:
[email protected]
+91 988 6262 029

About Prakat:
Prakat Solutions is a technology solutions company specializing in Independent Testing
Services, Test Advisory Services, Software Product Engineering and Accessibility Enablement.
Prakat’s mission is to make all technology accessible to people with disabilities.

About Mitra Jyothi
Mitra Jyothi is a registered trust (under Indian Trust Act) located at Bangalore and has been
working for people from all over the world with disability in general and visually impaired in
particular for the past 26 years.

About GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day)
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrated across the world on the 3rd Thursday in May
every year to create an awareness in making technology accessible and usable by persons with
disabilities. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and
inclusive, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start, Awareness comes first.

The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web,software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

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