Presentations at Techshare India 2016

Today, technology is being used in all spheres of life and in all industries. Techshare India 2016 witnessed some of the most eminent and expert speakers across the globe who shared their experiences on various topics including Software Applications, Mobile, Cloud Computing, Web, Kiosks, Wearable Technologies, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, 3D Printing, Gaming and Assistive Technology. We had 30 plus speakers lined up for the 2 day conference who provided an in-depth knowledge with presentations focusing and contributing to the theme ‘Towards Digital Inclusion’.

We had speakers from Microsoft, Wipro, ATIA, Google, Accenture, PayPal, G3ict, TCS, DAISY Consortium, Ebay, Mobile Manufacturers Forum, EnAble India, Deque Software, Union Bank of India, Pune University, Saksham, Voice Vision, Dolphin Computer Access etc.

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The presentations included:

  • Panel discussion on Towards Digital Inclusion of People with Disabilities by Shilpi Kapoor, BarrierBreak, CEO, Javed Abidi, NCPEDP, Honorary Director, David Dikter, Assistive Technology Industry Association, CEO and Som Mittal, Nasscom, Former President
  • Panel discussion on Public Procurement – A step towards implementing accessibility moderated by James Thurston, G3ICT, Prashant Shukla, Microsoft National Technology Officer, Shravanti Chaudhari, Wipro Practice Head, Applications Management Group, and Matt May, Adobe, Senior Program Manager.
  • Experiments in Indoor Navigation using IoT by Shwetank Dixit: Extensions Program Manager & Web Evangelist, Opera Software
  • Teaching Aid software: A Multimedia Based Teaching Tool for Children with Autism by Debashis Chakraborty: Assistant Professor, St. Thomas College
  • Digital Banking in India – Barrier or Enabler? By Prashant Naik: Assistant Manager, and Rahul Gambhir: Assistant Manager, Union Bank of India
  • Job Accommodation – Assistive Technology for Employees with Disabilities by Annice Joseph: Head CSR & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters and Gauri Arora
  • Interactive Elearning- How to implement accessibility by Priti Rohra: Head Accessibility Testing and Bhavesh Patel, BarrierBreak
  • Empowering everyone: Reaffirming our commitment to Accessibility by Alok Lall: Director – MS Office Marketing, Microsoft
  • Addressing the challenges of automated accessibility assessment by Ahmed Syed: Systems Engineer and Charudatta Jadhav: Head Accessibility COE, TCS Ltd
  • Windows 10 Accessibility: the reality for Blind and Low Vision People by Steve Bennett: Sales Director, Dolphin
  • The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) by Michael Milligan: Secretary General, Mobile Manufacturers Forum
  • Accessibility Support for HTML5 by Raghavendra S Peri: Digital Accessibility Consultant and Sujasree Krapati: Managing Director, Deque Systems
  • Inclusive reading with born accessible publications, converging e-publishing with World Wide Web by Avneesh Singh: Chief Operating Officer, DAISY Consortium
  • Mobile Accessibility with PhoneGap by Matt May: Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe
  • Integrated solutions for skill development of persons with disabilities by Moses Chowdhari: Program Manager Training & Solutions and Reena K, Enable India
  • A SMART Class: A student-centric digital learning solution for children with special needs by Isphana Al Khatib: Director, Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Dubai
  • Redefine Ability by Deepa N: Lead Diversity and Inclusion, EMC
  • Need for national accessible book repository by Tony Kurian: Research Scholar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences
  • Enterprise level tools and solutions for Accessibility – WorldSpace, Amaze and Deque University by Srinivasu Chakravarthula: Senior Accessibility Consultant and Glenda Sims: Director of Consulting Methodology and Quality, Deque Systems
  • Role of Assistive Technology and AAC Tools in improving Literacy & Communication for persons with Autism by Akila Vaidyanathan: Founder, Director, The AMAZE Charitable Trust
  • Towards a Universal Classroom by George Abraham: Founder, Score Foundation
  • eBay Access to Success Dr. Nandakumar Ramakrishnan: Security Test Architect, and Karthic Srinivas: eBay
  • Adapting HR Policies to Include Tools & Technology for Disabled People by Rama Chari: Director, and Ankit Jindal: Co-Founder, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Centre (DEOC)
  • Creating Assistive Technology and Accessibility Program at the Workplace Nishant Mhatre: Business Development Executive and Priti Rohra: Head Accessibility Testing, BarrierBreak
  • G3ict and ICT Procurement by James Thurston: Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, G3iCT
  • Accessibility at Google by Kiran Kaja: Technical Program Manager for Accessibility, Google
  • Deaf Access Technology by Alok Kejriwal: Managing Director, Archana Ampoules
  • Integrating Accessibility testing with automation frameworks by Prem Nawaz Khan: Accessibility Evangelist, PayPal
  • Accenture and Accessibility by Dhanya Rajeswaran: Vice President, Talent Strategy / Human Capital & Diversity, Accenture
  • Tobii Dynavox Eye Gaze Learning Curve in Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Kaveh Vefagh: International Sales Manager, Tobii Dynavox – Sweden
  • NALP, platform to build nationwide eco system for real time accessible publishing by Charudatta Jadhav: Head Accessibility COE, and Chittaranjan Panda: Senior Consultant, TCS Ltd
  • Accessibility and ICT by Karishma Chhabra: Compliance Manager, Microsoft
  • Achieving digital accessibility in India, an implementation model by Dhananjay Bhole: Coordinator, Accessibility Research Group and Shantanu Ladkat: Pune University
  • Making Alternative Formats: One Size Does Not Fit All! Steve Bennett: Sales Director, Dolphin
  • AudioScreen an add-on for NVDA by Pranav Lal
  • Accessible Restaurant finder and menu reading app for the blind by Prashant Verma: Accessibility Expert, Saksham


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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

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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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