Multinational technology company- ‘Microsoft’ and Lovely Professional University came together for organizing unique accessibility camp for boosting technological access to people with disabilities. It was to share the best accessibility practices for helping differently-abled people in realizing their full potential in life. The camp motivated digital inclusion, and ensured that each individual should have equal access to information, communication technologies, facilities and services of the company. This humane organization brought together NGOs including Association of Spinal Cord Injury Affected Persons; technologists; researchers, NSS Volunteers, other awakened and technologically sound students.
On this occasion, Group Director (Government Affairs and Public Policy Microsoft India) Mr Ashutosh Chadha; Director- Localization and Accessibility, in Microsoft 365 team Mr Balendu Sharma; and, Head Academic Initiatives at Microsoft Innovation Centre Mr Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi were present. The event featured a series of sessions focusing on the role of technology in creating sustainable models for skilling youth with a disability. There was also a special focus on the need for regulatory policies for innovation on accessible technologies and inclusive hiring practices. The camp featured several technology-based projects that empower people with disabilities, innovations from non-profit organizations, assistive technologies developed by Microsoft.