International Conference on ICT

NEW DELHI: UNESCO will host a three-day international conference – ‘From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities’ – between November 24 and 26 in Delhi.

In addition, Delhi will also play host to a ‘We Care’ film festival and an exhibition of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and assistive technologies for persons with disabilities.

The film festival aims to raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities across the globe and act as a vehicle in bringing disability issues to the fore among advocacy bodies, government agencies, civil society and the youth, affecting both institutional and grassroots level attitudinal and behavioural change.

The main objectives of the three-day event are to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities, encourage all stakeholders including governments, NGOs and media organizations and to take concrete measures for empowerment of persons with disabilities through the use of ICTs and the audio-visual medium.

Around 1,000 participants including policy makers, experts on disability issues, filmmakers, institutes and civil society organizations that work on disability issues are expected to be part of the festival.

Source: Times of India

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