AT Course Programme
National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), National Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NIPMR) and Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) are collaborating to conduct a six-month part-time Assistive Technology (AT) course from August 2020 to January 2021, which is the first of its kind in India, combining international expertise as well as local know-how in a unique blended learning model.
The course would consist of a series of workshops by practitioners in AT, with hands-on training in creating and implementing low cost solutions. The course participants are expected to be from varied backgrounds, with an interest in deploying AT solutions for persons with disability (PwDs).
The class will get together in one of the venues (NISH,Trivandrum or NIPMR, Thrissur) for 3 to 5 days every month, where they will meet and learn from AT experts as well as AT users such as Dr Therese Willkomm (Univ of New Hampshire, US), Mr Nekram Upadhyay (ISIC, New Delhi), Dr Namita Jacob (Chetana Trust, Chennai), Dr Ajish Abraham (AIISH, Mysore), Ms Bhavna Botta (Vidyasagar, Chennai)