GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities (Divyangjan), (NILD) Kolkata, under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is organising a two-day national conference �Disability and Social Inclusion-The Role of Technology� on January 10 and 11 in collaboration with IIT, Guwahati. The conference will be held at the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Auditorium, IIT Guwahati.
The conference will be inaugurated by Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, in the presence of Pramila Rani Brahma, Minister of Social Welfare on January 10.
There will be about 30 key speakers from the Department of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology, national institutes working for PWDs, Christian Medical College and industry stakeholders. About 60 papers will be presented by researchers in the field.
The conference will bring together about 300-350 stakeholders working in the area of technology for the divyangjan including scientists, researchers, engineers, doctors, rehabilitation professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, prosthetic & orthotics, hearing & speech therapists, mobility instructors, social scientists, psychologists, vocational counsellors, rehabilitation nurses and special educators etc., government officials, NGOs, civil rights advocates and students and will give them the opportunity to share latest findings in the field of technology for the divyangjan.