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“Innovate for Accessible India” campaign

News:Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation have launched the ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign.

Facts:

About the campaign:

  • Launched in partnership with Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(DEPwD), Department of Science & Technology(DST) and ERNET (National Research and Education Network under MeitY).
  • Aim: To empower people with disabilities with the technology and tools required for better integration into society and access to equal opportunities.
  • The campaign will use technology solutions developed using Microsoft Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and other technologies to address the gaps faced by people with disabilities.
  • It will focus on the 21 disabilities that are covered under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act,2016.

Additional information:

About NASSCOM:

  • The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) was established in 1988 as a non-profit organisation.
  • It is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.
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