LIRNEasia, a not for profit think tank has been conducting research on inclusion across the
Asia Pacific. Lirneasia have conducted quantitative and qualitative research on disability access
and facilitated the development of mobile apps for inclusion.
Lirneasia organized a forum in August 2018 to discuss how ICTs facilitate independent living for
people with disabilities and well as current gaps in assistive technologies in Sri Lanka. Dinesh Kaushal from India facilitated the meeting and shared his ideas and answered relevant questions on assistive technologies.
Dinesh is an internationally known developer with over 14 years of experience in designing
and developing screen readers for vision impaired persons. Ms. Manique Gunaratne from The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon joined the discussion on how to move forward with this concept.
Member – Asia Pacific Women with Disability United