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Tentative Program Schedule - National Conference on ICTs for the Differently- abled/ under privileged communities in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship 2009 (NCIDEEE 2009) during Dec 01-03, 2009

From: Jerald Inico <jeraldinico@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 18:46:54 +0530
Message-ID: <ce15c95f0910260616s5b3faefv97de898a28c51708@mail.gmail.com>
NCIDEEE 2009 -Program Schedule

*Date*

*Time*

*Track 1*

* *

*Researchers /Academician *

*Track 2*

* *

*Web Designers/ Architect*

*Track 3*

* *

*Differently-Abled’s*

*Track 4*

* *

*NGO’s*

*Day 1 *

* *

*Dec 01, 2009 *

*(Tuesday)*

*10:00 AM – 11:00 AM*

*Registration – Distribution of Kits*

*11:00 AM – 1:00 PM*

*Inauguration*

*1PM  – 2 PM *

*Lunch*

*2 PM – 3:30 PM*















Presentations of papers

Web Accessibility Introductory Session
* Disability - 5 major types
* The W3C and the WCAG
* How people with disabilities use computers (could use a movie here)
Group Exercise/Discussion
* Split participants into small groups and give them questions/
problems to talk about and solve

  Why/How to be a finished product!!!

Panel discussion -

ICT's: Access and Freedom of expression for the differently abled



*3:30 PM – 5 PM*

Building an Accessible Website
* Laying Accessible Foundations

* Table-less layouts
* Well-structured markup
* Valid Code

  Awareness on different jobs



ICT and bridging the digital divide

IT for change



*Day 2 *

* *

*Dec 02, 2009 *

*(Wednesday)*

*10 AM – 11 :30 AM*

OCR Round Table- Deployment of OCR technologies in Indian languages: present
state and road ahead



Group Exercise

  Goal orientation session

Mainstreaming persons with disabilities- organizational approaches



*11:30 AM – 1 PM*

Building an Accessible Website
* Removing Barriers
* Guideline 1 - Perception
* Non-text content
* Audio/Visual content
* Adaptability
* Contrast

  Employability awareness session 1 – Case studies of jobs and skills



Pedagogic interventions for enabling access

*1PM  – 2 PM *

*Lunch*

*2 PM – 3:30 PM*

OCR Round Table- Deployment of OCR technologies in Indian languages: present
state and road ahead



Group Exercise

Employability awareness session 3 – Understand the real world perspective (&
sighted point of view)



Setting up resource Centers

3:30 PM – 5 PM

- Guideline 2
* Operable
* Keyboard Access
* Enough Time
* Seizures
* Navigable
Wrap Session - Feedback and Clarifications

Employability awareness session 4 - Importance of mobility

Employability awareness session 5 – Case studies on problem solving,
workplace solutions, employed visually impaired



ICT deployment for mainstreaming persons with disabilities- Identifying
lacunas and solutions



5 PM

*Group Photo*

6:30 PM *onwards*

*Cultural Show & Network Dinner*

*Day 3 *

* *

*Dec 03, 2009 *

*(Thursday)*

*10 AM – 11 :30 AM*



TTS Round Table: Assessing the state of TTS in Indian languages: current
position and future road map.



Guideline 3 and 4
* Understandable
* Natural Language
* Predictable
* Input Assistance
* Robust
* Compatible

  Soft skills including Social skills and etiquettes
Independent living skills with emerging technologies - GPS, Mobile based OCr
etc


  Digital Activism NGOs and policy making



*11:30 AM – 1 PM*

Accessibility Testing
* Automated Testing + Tools
* Manual Testing

Working in the corporate world- Managing challenges in work environment

Assistive technologies for the Differently Abled

*1PM  – 2 PM *

Lunch

*2 PM – 3:30 PM*

concluding session- feedback, clarification and action points of
participants

*3:30 PM – 5 PM*

Valedictory

The conference will be divided into four tracks which will be running
simultaneously, except for the inaugural session and the concluding session
on the first and last days which are to be common for all participants.



*Track 1 -* will feature presentations from persons developing technologies
or doing research in disability.



*Track 2-* Workshop on Web Accessibility for web developers- Web developers
and designers from various sectors will be initiated into the need for and
the techniques of compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
(WCAG) 2.0 formulated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).



*Track 3-* This track is designed to equip students with visual impairments
with skills and information required to face the employment world. It has
courses such as goal orientation, soft skills and etiquettes and managing
challenges in the work environment. It informs the students on what to
expect when they go out to look for jobs and how to deal with potential
logistic and attitudinal barriers.



*Track 4- *This track is designed for general capacity building and
information dissemination. It will cover topics like legal challenges,
special needs for different disabilities, setting up resource centers,
experimenting with new pedagogic techniques and using ICTs to impart
education, presentation of case studies and so on.


For online registration: http://www.loyolacollege.edu/NCIDEEE/reg.php

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National Conference on ICTs for the Differently- abled/ under privileged
communities in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship 2009  (NCIDEEE
2009) during Dec 01-03, 2009
Conference Web site

http://www.loyolacollege.edu/NCIDEEE/home.html

Prof J. Jerald Inico M. Sc, M. Phil, MCP, MCSI, (Phd)
Faculty incharge, Resource Center for Differently abled ( RCDA), Loyola
College,
Founder & Former Student Branch Councilor  - LOYOLA COLLEGE - Computer
Society of India,
Coordinator - Programmes - Loyola College student Union,
Member, Loyola College Sports Committee,
Coordinator, Placement cell, Department of Computer Science,
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science,
LOYOLA COLLEGE,
CHENNAI - 34.

My profile:
http://www.loyolacollege.edu/profile/ComputerScience/Jerald.pdf
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