Techshare India 2010 – An Accessibility Conference and Assistive Technology Exhibition in India for 2nd time!

22 Jan

Techshare India 2010 – An Accessibility Conference and Assistive Technology Exhibition in India for 2nd time!


Techshare India was organized for the first time in India during February, 2008 by BarrierBreak Technologies in partnership with Royal National Institute of the Blind People and received a fantastic response with around 400 delegates, huge number of visitors saw the assistive technology exhibition. That was beginning of more innovations in India from technology prospective and I believe that has created a path towards everyone talking about accessibility in India. With great response received for the conference, Techshare India was also taken to Mumbai and Bangalore as roadshows!

Now, for the 2nd time, Techshare India 2010 is being organized on 15th & 16th February, 2010 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This time, there’re more exiting presentations and exhibitors and an opportunity to see many assistive technologies. I am hoping this will be a path way to bring more assistive technologies at affordable prices in India.

I’m excited to share that Yahoo! India R & D is one of the sponsors and exhibiting the thoughts and experiences. What else? my colleague Subrahmanyan Murali is talking about “Fixing the mindset of Developers” on 15th at 5:00 PM to 5:40 PM and I ‘ll be speaking on “Need for Web Accessibility in Developing Countries: Yahoo! initiatives” on 16th at 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM. Hope to catch up some of you there!

Below is an announcement by the organizers:

Techshare India 2010 – India’s Largest Conference on Accessibility and Assistive Technology Exhibition is being organized by BarrierBreak Technologies on 15th and 16th Feb 2010. This year the theme of the conference is “Bridging the Barriers”. This 2-day conference and exhibitions is a pan-disability event, where technology professionals meet to share experiences, products and research in the field of digital assistive technology.

The three main objectives of Techshare India 2010 will be to increase consciousness about accessibility, to offer a platform for knowledge sharing, and to extend the use of assistive technology. It is hoped that these objectives will be met by the inclusion of a wide variety of presentations and exhibitions from organizations and leading figures representing the digital technology disability sector.

View Agenda: http://techshare.barrierbreak.com/agenda2010.php

To register visit: http://techshare.barrierbreak.com/confreg.php (Special discounts for education institutes, NGOs and persons with disabilities)

Techshare India 2010 will also host a range of exhibits featuring the best in cutting-edge developments in assistive technology across India and beyond. We want to bring together a bouquet of products from switches, track balls, adaptive keyboards, sip-n-puff, screen readers, DAISY players, AAC devices, software for learning disabled to independent living products. Some of our exhibitors: Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, Yahoo! India, Dolphin Computer Access, Optelec, AbleNet and PRI Liberator.

The exhibition is a great place for teachers and parents of persons with disabilities, senior citizens, occupational therapist, persons with disabilities, etc. So if you know people who aren’t attending the main conference but may be interested in the visiting the exhibition which is Free, please pass on this message so they can experience part of Techshare India 2010.

View Exhibitors and Products: http://techshare.barrierbreak.com/exhibitorsfor2010.php

For more details write to us techshare@barrierbreak.com or call Pooja Nahata at +919820725102

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BySrinivasu Chakravarthula

I am an enthusiast of accessibility and classical music.

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