Chennai, December 3rd, 2010:
To career guidance session “ assistABILITY” for PwDs
assistABILITY is the Career Guidance initiative taken up by NASSCOM Foundation(NF) to empower and enable persons with disabilities. Assisting them in knowing how to best utilize their potential and equipping them with techniques and tools so that they are guided towards better job opportunities. At the same time it is also to sensitize the HR departments of the IT companies towards workplace inclusivity and requirements of the people with disabilities.
Date : December 4, 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Venue :VRC centre, Anna Salai, Chennai
· Chief-Guests: Dr. PoongothaiAladiAruna, Hon’ble Minister – IT, Govt. of Tamil Nadu,
· Mr.Reuben Jacob, CEO, Inclusive Planet,
· Ms Rita Soni, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation
· Ms. Jayshree Raveendran, Founder & Hon ExecutiveDirector, Ability Foundation.
Participating Companies :Verizon, Infosys, Polaris, Wipro Infrastructure, UST Global etc
About NASSCOM Foundation’s AccessibilityInitiative:
The NASSCOM Foundation’s Accessibility Initiative is designed to build a closer, positive and professional connect between the industry and people with disabilities. The focus here is to promote employment of people with disabilities on the basis of their capabilities and their qualification and not on the basis of compassion or reservation. Additionally, it offers training programs, facilitation between the IT-BPO Industry and Non profit Organizations, Access Audits and Disability Sensitization Orientation programmes for the IT-BPO industry.Amongst other initiatives this month; NASSCOM Foundationhas recently released a document on “Inclusivity at the Workplace for Persons with Disability”.NF will also be hosting a job fair- employ ABILITY on December 10, 2010 in New Delhi.
Vinita Suvarna, Pink & White Consulting PR, Mumbai
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