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
9:40-10:10 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
- 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
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.
- Tanuja Ganu, Microsoft India
- Rakesh Paladugula, Adobe India
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