Empowering the Differently Abled using ICT

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Tvm: The Kerala State IT Mission as part of their initiative to to bring the benefits of ICT to the differently abled through its Insight project conducted a seminar on the topic ‘Empowering the Differently Abled’ on January 13, 2010 at Technopark. The aim of the session was to sensitize the employers in IT/ITES sector about employing the differently abled.

Dr. Rathan Kelkar IAS, Director, KSITM, in his introductory remarks enlightened the audience about the activities done by Kerala IT Mission to empower the differently abled. He also added that efforts would be made through INSIGHT to assist the companies in identifying the right candidates and giving them job-related training. Mr. Mervin Alexander, CEO, Technopark and Mr. Binu Pazhoor, CEO, Cyberpark were present for the session.

A presentation by INSIGHT detailing the activities done for empowering and employing the differently abled was followed by demonstrations by two visually challenged students. Dr. Arun Mehta, Chairman, Department of CE, JMIT spoke about employing differently abled. He said he was amazed by the ideas that were being conceived and implemented in Kerala and insisted that it would be wonderful if Kerala could set a role model in the field of empowering the differently abled as well.

Mr. Mathew Jacob of Nest Technologies suggested that the companies should change their mindset regarding employing a differently abled person. The experience that he has had from employing differently abled in company makes him a strong votary of this cause, he added. Mr. Satish Babu, CEO, Inapp Technologies proposed a vote of thanks.

Kerala IT News

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