Kids smiling, one with auditive problems

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Role of ICT's for Persons with Disabilities

International conference

 

UNESCO, in close cooperation with international, regional, and national partners, organized from 24 to 26 November 2014, in New Delhi, India, the International conference “From Exclusion to Empowerment: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities”.

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Indrajit Banerjee, Director of Knowledge Societies Division Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO. International Conference Role of ICTs for Persons with Disabilities, 24 to 26 november 2014, New Delhi, India.

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Schedule

The international event includes three major parts: international conference, film festival, and exhibition. Each of them has its own agenda with concrete events planned throughout three days. The table below provides a general glance for each day of the event.

24 November 2014
Day one
  • Opening ceremony
  • Inauguration of the exhibition
  • High-level panel
  • Concurrent thematic sessions
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Product/service demonstrations
25 November 2014
Day two
  • High-level panel
  • Concurrent thematic sessions
  • Film festival awarding ceremony
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Product/service demonstrations
  • Gala dinner
26 November 2014
Day three
  • Concurrent thematic sessions
  • Showcase of hands-on workshop
  • Product/service demonstrations
  • Adoption of Outcome document
  • Closing ceremony