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Role of ICT's for Persons with Disabilities

International conference


UNESCO, in close cooperation with international, regional, and national partners, organized from 24 to 26 November 2014, in New Delhi, India, the International conference “From Exclusion to Empowerment: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities”.

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New Delhi Conference 2014 Declaration

Participants in the New Delhi International Conference (November 24-26, 2014), as the outcome of their discussions, demonstration sessions and debates, made a Declaration which has been open for comments and suggestions until 15 January 2015.

Indrajit Banerjee, Director of Knowledge Societies Division Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO. International Conference Role of ICTs for Persons with Disabilities, 24 to 26 november 2014, New Delhi, India.

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The international event includes three major parts: international conference, film festival, and exhibition. Each of them has its own agenda with concrete events planned throughout three days. The table below provides a general glance for each day of the event.

24 November 2014
Day one
  • Opening ceremony
  • Inauguration of the exhibition
  • High-level panel
  • Concurrent thematic sessions
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Product/service demonstrations
25 November 2014
Day two
  • High-level panel
  • Concurrent thematic sessions
  • Film festival awarding ceremony
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Product/service demonstrations
  • Gala dinner
26 November 2014
Day three
  • Concurrent thematic sessions
  • Showcase of hands-on workshop
  • Product/service demonstrations
  • Adoption of Outcome document
  • Closing ceremony