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Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Mumbai


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Registration - For Global Accessibility Awareness Session between 9 am to 1 pm Free  
Registration for Accessibility 101 - Primer for Developers between 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Free  

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day is organized by Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra and BarrierBreak Technologies. We are also pleased to have Nasscom & Nasscom Foundation as supporting partners.

As a worldwide initiative to build awareness on Accessibility, May 9th has been decided to be Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we are happy to be celebrating it in India also!

As you know that the knowledge of Accessibility is very limited in India, this initiative would help to create awareness about the needs of persons with disabilities, identify what needs to be done and also highlight some things that have been done already in the state of Maharashtra.

 The day will be divided into two sessions, the morning session to have panel discussions and the afternoon session to be a developers training on Accessibility. The session will be FREE but with prior registration.


Global Accessibility Awareness Session

Timing - 9 am to 1 pm

Target Audience for Morning Session

  • Government Officials
  • IT Industry – Project Managers
  • People with Disabilities
  • Disability Organizations

Topic to be covered



8:30 am to 9:30 am


9:45 am to 10:30

Inauguration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Welcome Address

Ms. Shilpi Kapoor – CEO, BarrierBreak Technologies


Address By Guest of Honour

  • Shri Shivajirao Moghe, Cabinet Minister, Social Justice, Social Justice, Welfare of Nomadic, De-Notified Tribes and Other Backward Classes and De-addiction Activities.
  • Shri Dinesh Waghmare, Secretary, Social Justice, Government of Maharashtra
  • Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra
  • Ms. Rita Soni, CEO, Nasscom Foundation

Demo by Visually Impaired user using Screen Reader and Braille Displayer

10:30 to 11:45 am

Creating Barrier Free Infrastructure & Transportation

  • Shri Yashwant More, Assistant Commissioner, Persons with Disabilities, Government of Maharashtra
  • Shri. Abhishek Ray, Founder, Disability Research and Design Foundation 
  • Shri Arvind Prabhoo, Founder, Access4All

11:45 am to 1:00 pm

ICT Accessibility & Assistive Technology

  • Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, IT Secretary, Government of Maharashtra
  • Shri Sam Taraporewala, XRCVC
  • Shri Alok Lall, Microsoft
  • Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak Technologies

Accessibility 101 - Primer for Developers

Timing – 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Target Audience for Afternoon Session 

  • Software Developers
  • UI Designers
  • Webmasters

Accessibility is about ensuring that website, applications, kiosks, e-learning are usable by persons with disabilities. We will discuss the Web Content Accessibility Guideline 2.0 by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Objectives of the Session

  • Understand the needs of people with disabilities who use assistive technologies to access the web content with ease
  • Explains how to make web pages and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities
  • Helps developers, designers, and testers to make the web content accessible for all users
  • Understand about Document Accessibility
  • Demo with assistive technology users


Have questions about Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Mumbai? Contact BarrierBreak


Y. B. Chavan Hall
General Jaganath Bhosale Marg,
Nariman Point
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021



BarrierBreak is a leading accessibility & assistive technology firm in India. We speecialize in accessibility testing, web development and pdf and digital talking book conversion.

We also provide assistive technology catering to the needs of all types of disabilities.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Mumbai
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