CAGS

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Centre for Accessibility in the Global South (CAGS) is a research and outreach unit at IIIT Bangalore, established in partnership with researchers and practitioners at Microsoft Research India and Vision Empower. It aims to be a centre of excellence and scholarship, bringing together academia, industry, government, Disabled People’s organizations (DPOs) and change-makers in the area of accessibility to study and understand the various concerns related to persons with disabilities in the Global South and help in creating and disseminating effective solutions.

WHAT WE DO

We strive to Research, Rethink and Respond to Disability. We engage in insightful research relating to disability and accessibility in the global south. We also, conduct webinars on topics of interest to researchers, persons with disabilities, non-profit organizations, etc. Thereby providing a space for all the different stakeholder groups to come together and share knowledge

OUR WEBINAR SERIES

The objective of the R-CubeD webinar series is to renegotiate, extend and open up the academic space to alternative knowledge, and ways of doing research and modes of expression beyond the traditional structures, by providing a platform for diverse stakeholders such as disabled people, researchers from the academia, disabled people’s organisations, activists, corporates, and communities to come together for discussions and debates on what should drive forward the research on disability and technology. It aims to bring theory and practice together while contributing new, critical understandings on disability and the Global South. The seminars are a response to the critical need for dialogue among the various stakeholders working in this space.

The R-CubeD webinar series will be held monthly beginning mid-September. The broad themes which will be covered by the discussions are Disability in the Global South, Disability Law and Policy, Implementation Experiences of change makers, Design and Usage of Accessible and Assistive Technology, etc

The objective of the R-CubeD webinar series is to renegotiate, extend and open up the academic space to alternative knowledge, and ways of doing research and modes of expression beyond the traditional structures, by providing a platform for diverse stakeholders such as disabled people, researchers from the academia, disabled people’s organisations, activists, corporates, and communities to come together for discussions and debates on what should drive forward the research on disability and technology. It aims to bring theory and practice together while contributing new, critical understandings on disability and the Global South. The seminars are a response to the critical need for dialogue among the various stakeholders working in this space.

The R-CubeD webinar series will be held monthly beginning mid-September. The broad themes which will be covered by the discussions are Disability in the Global South, Disability Law and Policy, Implementation Experiences of change makers, Design and Usage of Accessible and Assistive Technology, etc