Assistive technology enhances the quality of life of persons with disabilities. The Rights of Persons with Disability (RPwD) Act of 2016 mandates Central and State Governments to facilitate development of technology, assistive devices and equipments, and their usage to ensure full and effective participation and inclusion for persons with disabilities in the society. Technology nowadays makes it possible to achieve inclusion at a very low costs. Awareness and implementation know-how are important. Last mile difficulties can be overcome by evidence-based implementation.
Professionals or graduates with an experience in disability, tech-savvy and self-driven. Rehabilitation professionals like Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and physiotherapists will be most benefited.
Since the participant would be expected to complete assignments and participate in discussion forums online, he or she would need a laptop or any smart device with internet connection.
Rs 40000 (Tuition fee only). This does not cover other expenses like travel, accommodation, food etc.
Participant should attain expertise in the following skills
|Sl No||Course Topics||Resource Persons||Organization|
|1||Rapid Creation and Deployment of Low Cost Assistive Technology Solutions||Prof Therese Willkomm||Director of New Hampshire AT programme, University of New Hampshire, US|
|2||AT for Seating & Positioning and AT for Mobility||Nekram Upadhyay||Head, AT centre, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi|
|3||Accessibility||Anjlee Aggarwal||Samarthyam, New Delhi|
|4||AT for communication||Kalpana Botta and Bhavna Botta||Vidyasagar, Chennai.|
|5||AT for vision||Shankar Subbiah||RKMVU, Coimbatore.|
|6||AT for hearing||Dr Ajish Abraham||AIISH-Mysore.|
|7||Workplace AT solutions||Mr Shiva||Enable India, Bangalore|
|8||AT for farmer with disability||Ned Stoller||Purdue University, US|
|9||Matching Person with Technology||Dr Maria Scherer||Institute for Matching Person & Technology, NY, USA|
|10||Digital fabrication for low cost AT solutions||Fablab||KSUM, Trivandrum|