Emerging technologies have been successfully employed within different disciplines improving the quality of life globally in India these have been employed to address the multifarious issues in a limited manner to improve the way of life for individuals with different disabilities. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, therefore, organized International and National Seminars since 2008 to deliberate on the application of information communication technologies [ICT] in the rehabilitation of people with disabilities .Domain experts have recognized that management of differently abled individuals requires participation of multidisciplinary experts. We also require an enormous bank of skilled, qualified trained manpower with support to keep themselves in tune with latest technology and developments. We also face the problems of having to deal with individuals located countrywide; inadequate ICT-based infrastructure to assist with accessing services of experts that are based in urban areas. This is one of the major constraints for a sustained and effective therapeutic program. This is the fifth publication under the IIIT-A Series on e-Governance. It is a collection of 20 articles based on the presentations made in the Seminars. This book will of interest to all stakeholders in the disability rehabilitation management as the population of people with disabilities in growing.
I Rehabilitation of Differently Abled Persons: Overview and Issues 1 Raising the Floor: Providing Accessible Technology and Content to the Disabled 2 Assistive Technology for the Differently-Abled 3 Information Technology Empowering Differently Abled Persons 4 Barrier-free Higher Education for the Visually Challenged II Infrastructure and potentials for use of ICT in Disability Rehabilitation 5 Role of ICT in Disability Rehabilitation in the Rural Environment 6 National Programme for Control of Blindness in India 7 Psychological Rehabilitation on ICT and Families of the Differently Abled 8 Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities in India 9 Parent Societies and the Role of ICT in Rehabilitation Support III ICT Initiatives for Rehabilitation of Differently 10 Empowerment is About People Taking Control Over their Lives, Becoming Conscious of their Own Situation and Position, Setting their Own Agenda, Creating Self-Confidence, Solving Problems and Developing Self-Reliance 11 IT-Medical Rehabilitation: A Tripura Case Study 12 Tele-Ophthalmology and Preventable Childhood Blindness: The KIDROP Experience of Narayana Nethralaya 13 Developing Hardware-Software Suite for AMAL-Adaptive Modular Active Leg 14 Information Technology and Education of the Visually Impaired 15 Virtual Classroom-based Model for Rehabilitation of Persons with Communication Disorders 16 MICOLE: A Multimodal Learning Environment for Visually Impaired and Sighted Children 17 Accessibility for All: ICT and Building an Inclusive Society — ONCE’s Experience IV Assistive Technology for Differently Abled Persons —The Road Ahead 18 ICT and Rehabilitation Engineering: Changing Digits 19 ICT and Families of the Differently Abled 20 ICT for Educational Audiology and Education of Persons with Hearing Impairments