Accessibility and Inclusion is an important aspect for the wellbeing of a society. Physical and mental abilities vary based on various factors like age, gender, disabilities and differently ableness. However, most of the services, utility or leisure avenues are built without this sensitivity. Can we address or remedy this using small, incremental, or disruptive ideas?
Population in focus – Disabled / differently abled / aged / young; Marginalised (gender, class, social)
Possible utilities or services – Learning (digital, physical); Hygiene and healthcare; Govt services; Public place and leisure
Accessibility and Inclusion
Technology is agnostic to geography, so we refrain from using terms like Rural Technology.
In this theme, we are expecting innovative ideas or projects that can improve living condition or livelihood of rural population or aid in improving village economics and eco systems. The focus of such innovations is being frugal, sustainable and using appropriate technologies.
Possible focus areas could be – Agriculture (productivity, storage, tools etc), Supporting local occupations (Crafts, arts etc), Improving connectivity (physical and digital)