Introduction to Assistive Technology

Disability Sensitization

This introduction module is not part of the course structure but has been added to set the right perspective on Disability before moving into understanding Assistive Technology. Disability sensitization is ideally an interactive face-to-face exercise that enables understanding of Disability as a human element, inclusive of diversity and not as a subject of study. Here, through videos and a few activities, we invite you to think critically and reflect on those things you might have held normal for disabilities.

Understanding Disability

Our diverse society is known for its community of people belonging to varying genders, sexual identities, social and economic backgrounds and cultural choices. Each of us have unique identities that reflect who we are, what we aspire to be, making it distinct from person to person. These identities are either assigned by us or labelled by others.