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Saturday, February 9, 2008

National Seminar on Empowering Differently Abled Persons through Information Communication Technology ICT


Title: “National Seminar on Empowering Differently Abled Persons through Information Communication Technology ICT”, February 09 to 11, 2008, at INSA, New Delhi

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Timing Topic Speaker
08.00 am onwards Registration
10.00 am to 11.00 am Inaugural Session

Welcome Addresses
Dr. M. D. Tiwari

Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

About Seminar Prof. Kamlesh N. Agarwala

Indian Institute of Information Technology

Inauguration of the Seminar by the

Chief Guest & Guest of Honour

H.E. Dr. A. R. Kidwai,

Governor, Haryana

Hon’ble Dr. Buta Singh

Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, New Delhi

11.00 am - 11.30 am Tea
11.30 am – 01.00 pm
Session I Current Situation and Response Chairman : Dr. Shiv Lal

Co- Chairman : Prof. Ramesh Chandra

Topic I An overview of the situation: Policy Framework; Strategic Approaches; Government Initiatives Dr. Dharmendra Kumar

Director, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped

Topic II Legal Dimensions and ICT Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B Lokur

Judge, Delhi High Court

Topic III Rehabilitation issues for persons living with HIV and Aids [PLHA]. Dr Shiv Lal

ADG Director NICD

Topic IV Ensuring access to services and building awareness for community empowerment Dr. M R Surwade

Director Humaclin

Rapporteur- Questions (Participants)
01.00pm - 02.00 pm Lunch
02.00 pm – 03.30 pm
Technical Session IA Parents Perspective Chairman : Prof. Shobini Rao

Co-Chairman : Dr. C.P. Srivastava

Topic I Meet the differently abled: 1 on 1 Mr. Gurmel Singh
Topic II Coping, understanding, place in society, information of services for MH child Dr. Shanti Auluck


Topic III Networking of parent societies and role of ICT in providing direct support to the parents in coping and access to rehabilitation facilities Dr. V K Gautam

Vice President PARIVAR

Rapporteur- Questions (Participants)
Technical Session IB Rehabilitation Engineering Chairman : Dr. R.K. Chauhan

Co- Chairman : Prof. R. Bhattacharya

Topic I Developing Hardware-Software suite for AMAL (Adaptive Modular Active Leg) Prof. G. C. Nandi

Dean (Student Affairs) Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

Topic II ICT and Rehabilitation Engineering: Changing Digits Dr. Pradip Poonekar

Prosthetic Surgeon

Topic III Assistive Technology for all categories of differently abled Dr. V N Shukla

Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Noida

Topic IV Assistive Technology for visually impaired Dr. H K Sardana

CSIO Chandigarh

Rapporteur- Questions (Participants)
03.30 pm to 04.00 pm Tea
4.00 pm to 5.30 pm Papers of delegates Chairman : Prof G. N. Pandey

Co-Chairman : Dr. V.K. Gautam

Topic I An overview of the present situation of use of technology for empowering differently abled persons Action for Ability Development and Inclusion

(AADI) New Delhi

Topic II An Introspection: ICT for Visually Challenged Saji Mathews NIVH
Topic III Information Society Empowering Differently Abled Person Ms. Chhavi, M D University , Rohtak
Topic IV Virtual classroom based model for human resource development for rehabilitation of persons with Mr. A K Abraham

All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysore communication disorders

Sunday, February 10, 2008

10.00 am – 11.30 am
Technical Session IIA Rehabilitation Medicine Chairman : Prof. Satish Chandra, USA

Co-Chairman : Mr. Govind Saran

Topic I Neurological Impairments Prof Sanjay Wadhwa

Professor & Head, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PGI Chandigarh

Topic II Visual Impairments Dr. Asim Kumar Sil

Netra Niramay Niketan

Topic III Orthopedic Impairments Dr V S Gogia

St Stepehn’s Hospital New Delhi

Topic III Hearing and speech impairments Dr. Nadini C Singh

National Brain Research Center Manesar

Topic IV Differential Ability in Psychiatry: Current Perspectives & Implications Dr. G. Venkatasubramanian

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore

Rapporteur- Questions (Participants)
Technical Session IIB Social Rehabilitation and CBR Chairman : Dr. Neeradha Chandramohan

Co- Chairman : Prof. G.C. Nandi

Topic I Cognitive retraining through Television enabled IT Prof. Shobini Rao

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore

Topic II ICT in Social Rehabilitation Prof. R. Bhattacharya

Head Department of Socio-Economic Rehabilitation, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped

Topic III Global Information Society - Moving towards an Inclusive Society Mr. J K Mehta
Founder General Secretary PARIVAAR
Rapporteur- Questions (Participants)
11.30 am to 12.00 Noon Tea
12.00 Noon – 01.30 pm
Technical Session IIIA Psychological Rehabilitation Chairman : Prof. Dayanand Dongaonkar

Co-Chairman : Dr. M. Nallegowda

Topic I ICT in coping and education of families with physically differently abled persons Dr. Neeradha Chandramohan

Director, National Institute for Multiple Disabilities

Topic II ICT in coping and education of families with mentally differently abled persons Dr. Kiran Rao

Professor & Head, Department of Mental Health and Social Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore

Topic III ICT in continued psychological support for parents and rehabilitation professionals Dr. T. C. Sivakumar

Asst. Professor & Head, Department of Community Rehabilitation & Project Management, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Hyderabad

Rapporteur- Questions (Participants) Chairman : Dr. Ratnesh Kumar

Co-Chairman : Dr.M.R. Surwade

Technical Session IIIB Educational Rehabilitation
Topic I Education for the visually impaired Dr. Anuradha Mohit

Director, National Institute for the Visually Handicap, Dehradun

Topic II Information Communication Technology for Educational Audiology & Education of Persons with Hearing Impairment Mr. Rajeev Jalvi

HOD Audiology

Mr. Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped

Topic III Empowering Deafblind People with Information Communication Technology (ICT) Mr. A. S. Paul

Director, Sense International

Topic IV Suggested framework for a nationwide network of Telerehabilitation Dr. S. B. Gogia

President, Indian Association for Medical Informatics, New Delhi

Topic V Role of JR Handicapped University in providing educational rehabilitation in persons with disabilities Mr. S S Mishra/Mr. A C Mishra

JR Handicapped University Chitrakoot

Rapporteur: Questions (Participants)
01.30 pm – 02.30 pm Lunch
02.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Technical Session IVA Vocational Rehabilitation and Recreation Chairman : Dr. T. R. Kem

Co-Chairman : Dr. G.A. Joshi

Topic I Vocational Education Dr. P. V. Prakasa Rao

Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal

Topic II Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities in India Mr. R. Narasimham

Consultant Vocational Rehabilitation, Chennai

Topic III Vocational Rehabilitation Mr. Baldev Gulati

President Navprerna New Delhi

Topic IV Towards a Passion Driven Life Mr. George Abraham

SCORE Foundation, New Delhi

Rapporteur: Questions
Technical Session IVB Human Resource Development Chairman : Prof. Harish C. Rai

Co-Chairman : Dr. Anuradha Mohit

Topic I Training of general physician and specialists Dr. Ratnesh Kumar

Director, National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped, Kolkata

Topic II Manpower development in PMR specialty Dr. Ganesh Joshi

Asst. Professor in PMR/Medical Education Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Bhopal

Topic III Human resource development in allied professions for rehabilitation Dr. M. Nallegowda

Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi


Monday, February 11, 2008

10.00 am – 12.00 Noon

Valedictory Session &

Operationalization of the Strategic Approach

Chairman : Dr. M. D. Tiwari

Co Chair : Dr. M. R. Surwade, Dr. G. A. Joshi

Objective To define modalities for Operationalization of the strategic approach developed during the Seminar
Methodology From among the participants of the Seminar a small working group will be formed who would review the outcomes of the seminar and workout the road map. The composition of this working group will be multidisciplinary
12.30 pm LUNCH

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