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.
The chapters cover the following four areas on disability rehabilitation management:
- Rehabilitation of Differently Abled Persons: Overview and Issues
- Infrastructure and potentials for use of ICT in Disability Rehabilitation
- ICT Initiatives for Rehabilitation of Differently Abled Persons
- Assistive Technology for Differently Abled Persons — the road ahead
Rehabilitation of Differently Abled Persons: Overview and Issues