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Experts at the roundtable on Digital Accessibility, hosted by IIM Bangalore, say accessibility should be in the DNA of products and argue for forward-looking regulation to drive inclusion
20 DECEMBER, 2016: In emerging Digital India, do policy makers and service providers consider persons with disability an important customer group? The roundtable on Digital Accessibility hosted by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore on Monday (December 19) addressed the need for diverse groups in the country to work on ensuring inclusion, which in turn will ensure the success of digital accessibility policies and programs.The roundtable, anchored by Professor Mukta Kulkarni, Mphasis Chair for Digital Accessibility and Inclusion at IIM Bangalore, focused on how digital accessibility can allow for productivity and inclusion through participation in educational, economic, and political spheres. However, as Professor Kulkarni noted, such accessibility is beneficial for everyone, and not just one sub-group. For example, she described how captioned video which helps us follow a movie via subtitles in noisy places was created for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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