Convention Agenda

SayEverything Convention 2019, jointly organised by SayEverything Group and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.

14-15 September 2019, 08:45AM – 05:00PM

Campus of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Prof. Fredric Schroeder, President – World Blind Union, Cheif Guest

Conference Theam: “Noone is left behind, let’s walk together”

Day 1: Saturday, 14 Sep 2019: “Noone is Left Behind, Let’s make an Inclusive World”

08:45 AM – 09:30 AM Desk Registration

09:30 – 09:32 AM National Anthem

09:32 AM – 09:40 AM Inauguraal Session

09:40 AM – 09:50 AM Welcome Note and Conference Introduction

Mr. Amit Bhatt, Moderator – SayEverything Group,
Head – Banking Wing, National Federation of the Blind, New Delhi,
Asst Manager – United Bank of India, New Delhi,
Former Radio Presenter – Radio Udaan,
Former Sports Corespondent – All India Radio, New Delhi.
Who is Amit Bhatt?

09:50 AM – 10:00 AM Salutation to the Guest of Honour

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Address and Remarks by the Chief Guest

10:10 AM- 10:30 AM Key Note address

Dr Mahantesh, Founder and Chairman – Samarthanam International,
President – World Blind Cricket LTD (WBC) and Cricket Association for the Blind, India.

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Panel Discussion: Inclusive Learning for the Blind, Let’s Embrace the Growing Needs of Stem Education, Impacts on Inclusion and Social


Ms. Vidya Y. Research Fellow – Microsoft Research India,
Co-Founder – Vision Empower.
Who is Vidya Y?

Ms. Supriya Dey, Co-Founder – Vision Empower,
Former Cheif Manager – Center for Software and IT Management, IIM, Bangalore.
Who is Supriya Dey?

Mr. Balaji Vardarajan, Senior Technical Specialist – Zinios Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Moderated by Prof. B. S. M. Kumar
Who is Prof. BSM


11:15 AM – 11:30 AM tea Break

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Inclusion and Mainstreaming: Role and involvement of the Visually Impaired in shaping a Society

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Sarin, Author, Director – Raktim Prakashan,
Former Assistant Professor – Political Science, Satyavati College, Delhi University,
General Secretary – Progressive Society for Sightless Persons, New Delhi.
Who is Dr. Sarin?

12:15 PM – 01:00 PM Coaping with the Blindness

Dr. Ghanshyam Hardayaldas Asudani, AssistantProfessor-English, Anand Niketan College of Agriculture, Chandrapur, Maharashtra,
Novelist and Storry Writer.

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch Break

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Need of a Fruitful Advocacy Support for Person with Disabilities, Let’s be Inclusive with Exclusive Laws in India

Dr. Vipin Kumar malhotra, Professor – Political Science, Shri Arvindo College, University of Delhi,
Disability Affairs expert and Social Activist.

02:45 PM – 03:15 PM Tactopus: Inclusive, Berrier-Free and Multy Sensory Learning Device for the Blind

Saloni Mehta, Co–Founder – Tactopus, Inclusive learning for toddlers.

03:15 PM – 04:00 PM Psychological and Behavioural Empowerment of the Blind, How does it Connect us to Inclusion?

Mr. Ram Sathya Narayanan S, Psychologist, Specialist – Change Management, TTM and Industry 4.0.
Who is Ram?

04:00 PM – 04:30 PM Character with Disabilities in Literature

Mr. S. G. S. Sisodia, Section Officer – Directorate of Education, NCT of Delhi.
Author and Storry Writer – Hindi Literature,
General Secretary – Indian Association of the Blind, New Delhi.

04:30 PM – 05:00 PM social Networking, followed by High Tea.

Day 2, Sunday, 15 September 2019, Techpedia India

09:30 AM – 09:35 AM Welcome Note and Introduction to 2nd day of Convention

Mr. Amit Bhatt, Moderator – SayEverything Group.

09:35 AM – 09:40 AM Salutation to the Guest of Honor

09:40 AM – 09:50 AM Address and Remarks by the Cheif Guest

09:50 AM – 10:10 AM Key Note Address

Mr. Subramani Lakshmi, Author and Journalist, Deacon Harold.

10:10 AM – 10:45 AM Basics of Java: Features, Usability and Scope with Screen Reader access

Mr. Balaji Vardarajan, Senior Technical Specialist – Zinios Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Who is Balaji?

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Convenient Features of Samsung Television, another example of emerging Digital Accessibbility

Mr. Bhavani Shankar Verma, Officer, Punjab National Bank, Raypur, Chattisgarh.

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Tea Break

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM Global Seva Mission, a Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Mr. Syed Mujeeb, Founder President – 12:3 Global Organisation, Bengaluru.


11:50 AM – 01:00 PM Games and Competition

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch Break

02:00 PM – 04:30 PM Cultural Programs

04:30 PM – 04:45 PM Way Forward

04:45 PM 05:00 PM Valedictory session, Followed by High Tea

Each Session in both days would include last 10 minutes for Q&A segment where attendies may ask the relevant questions to speakers if necessary.