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Mphasis sets up Chair for digital accessibility for disabled

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

IT solutions firm Mphasis today announced Mphasis Chair for Digital Accessibility and Inclusion, in partnership with IIM Bangalore, in an attempt to help the disabled overcome digital barriers.

Under the initiative, the Mphasis Chair will focus on building technology to help Persons with Disabilities (PwD) to overcome digital accessibility barriers, the company said.

It will also promote research around disability, advocate solutions and publish global best practices for such people with a large focus on digital accessibility, Mphasis said in a release here.

The Mphasis chair will also conduct studies and publication of industry trends and best practices with regard to digital inclusion, career success and related areas.

According to the recent World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, 15 per cent of the world's population has disability, which is approximately 1 in 7 people.

"World of digital offers us with a tremendous opportunity for inclusion of PwD. This partnership with IIMB is a big milestone for us to collectively make a difference," said Ganesh Ayyar, CEO & Executive Director, Mphasis.

"I welcome all enterprises to join hands in making digital accessibility an important milestone in their journey of CSR."

The MoU was exchanged between Ayyar and Professor R Srinivasan, Director In-charge, IIM Bangalore.

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First Published: Fri, July 01 2016. 13:32 IST