India Accessibility Summit Schedule

Tentative schedule as of October 25

November 9, 2022

All times in IST

8:45-9:30 Breakfast and networking

Registration followed by Breakfast along with Open Networking

9:30 – 9:35 Performance

Inaugural Performance/ Keyboard

9:35-9:40 Welcome 

Welcome note by MD Saurabh Saxena, Director & Sponsor Devesh Amin

9:40-10:10 Keynote: Shilpi Kapoor followed by 10min Q&A

Shilpi Kapoor, founder of Barrier Break, will be our keynote speaker to discuss inclusive innovations in India and worldwide. This will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.  

10:15-11:00 Panel: Technology as an innovative catalyst for people with a disability

Panelists include:

  • Basavaraju V. S., Ex-state commissioner for PwDs, Government of Karnataka 
  • Manu Sekhar, Hashack Code 
  • Prateek Madhav, Assistive Technology Foundation, 
  • Prashanth Kamat, PwD and Software Developer

11:00 – 11:15 Tea Break

Tea Break along with Open Networking

11:15 – 11:30 Vision Empower

Vidhya Y, Founder at Vision Empower, will talk about her organization’s work to bring STEM education to students with a visual impairment. 

11:30-11:40 Innovative Tech Showcase

Dr. Sridhar Bodapati shares  EdQueries, a learning platform for neurodivergent students.

11:45-12:00 Center for Accessibility in Global South

Sriranjani, Center for Accessibility in Global South, IIIT

12:05-12:15  Innovative Tech Showcase

Lalitha Nagarajan shares Avaz, an Augmented and Alternative Communication (ACC) application for those with communication disabilities. 

12:15 – 12:30 AssisTech Foundation

Prateek Madhav, Co-Founder of AssisTech, discusses startups by and for people with disabilities.

12:30 – 12:50 Intuit: Innovation and Inclusion

Devesh Amin, Director of Engineering for Intuit’s internal technology group and Ted Drake, Accessibility and Inclusive Design Leader talk about the power of inclusion and driving innovation. 

13:00 14:00 Networking Lunch Break

Lunch Break along with Open Networking

14:00 14:30 Illusionist performance

Nikhil Raj will blur the boundary between illusion and reality

14:35 – 14:50 Hash Hack Code

Manu Sekhar, CEO and Founder of HashHackCode, talks about inclusive coding workshops for neurodiverse engineers

14:55 – 15:25 Panel – Accessibility and Artificial Intelligence

Prashanth Seshadri, Intuit AI + Data Building, will moderate a panel of technology leaders. 

15:25-15:40 – Innovation at Google

Ankita Arvind, Google India

15:40 – 16:00 Future of Accessibility in India

Srinivasu Chakravarthula, Director of Accessibility at Freshwork Inc., explores the future of Accessibility in India from the perspectives of NGOs, start ups, and industry leaders.

16:00 – 16:15 Cultural Performance

16:15 – 16:20 Closing and acknowledgements

Devesh Amin, Raza Hassan, and  Ramit Garg close out today’s events and provide acknowledgements for those who made it possible. 

16:20-16:30 High Tea