The National Seminar on ‘Assistive Technology in education and sports for total inclusion of persons with disabilities’ was organized by NIEPMD, Chennai, in collaboration with FDMSE and GAPEY, RKMVU, Coimbatore Campus on 6th and 7th February, 2015 at the GKD auditorium, Vidyalaya campus.
The seminar commenced with an inaugural function when three books by RMKVU-Coimbatore Faculty members were released and assistive technology stalls were inaugurated. The assistive technology stalls were from Indian organizations such as IITM, MindTree Foundation, Voice & Speech, WorthTrust, Sparsh, etc. This was followed by four plenary sessions, including one session in Skype. The first day’s programme culminated in a cultural programme.
The second day commenced with a plenary session through Skype, which was followed by three more plenary sessions. The seminar gave opportunities for paper and poster presentation as well as institutional visits to the assistive technology stalls. The seminar was attended by 297 delegates. There were 36 paper presentations, 3 poster presentations. Thirteen institutions, including 9 schools, visited the assistive technology stalls.