IBM launches technology for physically challenged

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New Delhi, Dec 1: IBM India launched the first ever 'Human Ability and Accessibility Centre' in the country that aims to make technology and information easily accessible to people with visual, cognitive, hearing and motor disabilities.

These accessible technologies can unleash the value of the untapped talent pool of differently-abled people and contribute enormously to raising individuals' overall quality of life, company said in a statement.

Located at India Research Lab in New Delhi, IBM India 'Human Ability and Accessibility Centre' would cater to the diverse requirement of accessibility stakeholders in India including, government bodies, corporates, academic institutions, researchers and NGOs.

Speaking at the press conference, company's Managing Director (India&South Asia) Shanker Annaswamy said, ''India faces a growing need for inclusive development that fundamentally depends on addressing social, economic and physical disadvantages and create opportunities for every individual to realize the potential of their abilities.''

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