Inauguration of Techshare 2016 by Dr. Vinod Aggarwal, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment


The fifth edition of Techshare India - 2 day accessibility & assistive technology conference and exhibition, held on 3rd and 4th March 2016, at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi was a major success. Techshare India 2016 – an initiative of BarrierBreak was organized in partnership with National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB),UK.

The event was inaugurated by Shilpi Kapoor, BarrierBreak, CEO, Javed Abidi, NCPEDP, Honorary Director, David Dikter, Assistive Technology Industry Association, CEO and Som Mittal, Nasscom, Former President which was then followed by a panel discussion on Towards Digital Inclusion of People with Disabilities.


  • 800 delegates on Day 1 and 600 delegates on Day 2 from government, non – profit organizations, education institutes and corporate
  • Delegates from around 11 states across India and 45 International Delegates
  • Key Dignitaries from The National Trust , Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Participants from various departments of Government of India
  • Over 75 volunteers and 10 sign language interpreters on the ground to assist people with disabilities


Techshare India 2016 witnessed some of the most eminent and expert speakers who demonstrated how every person, including people with disabilities, can be digitally empowered.

  • 3 simultaneous tracks with 30 plus speakers that triggered conversations on how participants can implement the ideas, solutions, and products showcased into reality
  • Presentations focusing on Education, Workplace Diversity and Accessible solutions

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Exhibition at Techshare

Exhibition at Techshare India 2016 was open to the public and FREE for everyone to visit and view.

  • 40 plus stalls displaying assistive aids and services pan disability
  • Launch of NewzHook app and website: the first ever news portal for persons with disability
  • Exhibition showcasing ‘Model Inclusive Bank’ and ‘Model Resource Center’
  • Over 2000 visitors on Day 1 and over 1500 visitors on Day 2 including disabled, caretakers, elderly etc.

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Our Partners

Government Partner


Department of Disability Affairs
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Government of India

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Accessibility Kit Sponsor


Outreach Partner

Accessible India Campaign - Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Volunteer Partner

Volunteers for the blind

Radio Partner

Radio Udaan a flight of life

Supporting Partners

  • Biz Divas INDIA
  • G3ict - Global Initiative For Inclusive Information & Communication Technologies
  • DEF - Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Daisy DFI
  • Community Business
  • Union Bank of India

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