03.09.16

Candid Hosts Techshare India 2016 For The 5th Time In A Row

Candid Marketing executed Techshare 2016, a conference cum exhibition organized by Barrierbreak, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on Mar 3 - 4, 2016. Techshare aims to showcase the technology and assistive devices available to make everyday activities easier for disabled people. Barrierbreak in partnership with NCPEDP (National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People) and RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People), UK have brought Techshare India 2016 to discuss accessibility and assistive technology at a national level, with strong international participation.

Post the success of the 2008, 2010, 2012, & 2014 events, the 5th edition of Techshare India was held last week to focus on enhancing equal access through the theme, ‘Towards Digital Inclusion’.  The event is held every two years. Candid Marketing was assigned the task of conducting the conferences and erecting the disable friendly structures at the venue. Candid has been conducting Techshare India with ease and expertise over the years, which not many agencies are able to handle in the case of disabled-friendly event briefs.

In order to achieve the objective, special size/type of ramps were built (for wheelchairs), signages (directions for the visually impaired) were specially created. Braille labels were integrated in lifts for visually impaired, and straws were provided for mobility impaired at food area to provide a seamless experience. A formal training was organized to orient the volunteers on how to interact with the people with disabilities.

The conference cum exhibition explored the entire gamut of technology working for the disabled and succeeded in breaking barriers between the government, the corporate, and the NGOs, on one hand and the sixty million disabled Indians, on the other. A total of 1230 delegates attended this conference cum exhibition, along with round 2200 visitors from corporates, NGOs and governments’ organization and 75 international participants. 70% of the people with disabilities were also present at the event.

Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, Barrierbreak said, “The Candid team has understood our requirement and have been sensitive to the needs of our delegates especially those with disability. The team has understood our design requirements and has been perfect in their color coding. They have taken all the efforts to ensure that the event place is accessible by providing proper signage, knowing where the sign language interpreter has to be on the stage, seating arrangements, entry and exit points etc. The team on the ground has always done a fabulous work delivering an excellent service throughout the event.  It has always been absolute delight working with the friendly and helpful Candid Team.”

On the successful completion of the conference, Mihir Shah, Vice President, Candid Marketing said, “Our association with Techshare India goes back to a decade now. To keep up with the theme & objective of the conference & executing an event of this scale has always been challenging in its own way. At Candid, it has been our constant endeavor to ensure that we provide solutions that assist our clients to create optimum impact.”

 

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