Events

Technology and Disability: Trends and Opportunities in the Digital Economy in ASEAN

Organizers: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
Date and time
09 February 2023
03:00 pm - 04:15 pm UTC+7

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People with disabilities have borne the brunt of prejudice and are often excluded from full participation in society. While strides have been made, much still needs to change regarding access, attitudes, representation, and inclusion.

Digital technology has played and can play a role in addressing some of the barriers faced by people with disabilities, accelerating the progress toward their inclusion and economic empowerment. With a shift toward digitalization and automation, the world of work is changing rapidly, and with it the nature of the skills required for the workforce of the future. 

A study, Technology and Disability: Trends and Opportunities in the Digital Economy in ASEAN, conducted by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) with consulting firm Impact46, examined the role that digital technology has played and can play in addressing some of the barriers faced by people with disabilities. It also examines how technology accelerates progress toward inclusion and economic empowerment for people with disabilities.

This webinar will present the study's findings as well as analysis from experts across the region.

The webinar is part of ERIA's Entrepreneurship, StartUps and Innovation (ESI) webinar series.

Speakers

  • Kate Goodfruit, First Secretary, Australian Mission to ASEAN
  • Ashling Cashmore, Head of Impact and Advisory, Charities Aid Foundation
  • Nicola Crosta, Founder and CEO, Impact46
  • Rubeena Singh, Manager (Research and Knowledge), Kite Insights
  • Darren Chua, Inspirational Speaker and Empowerment Coach, Mindset Transformation Clinic
  • Neelesh Bhatia, Founder and CEO, Akadasia
  • Thanchanok Jiraphakorn, Head of Learning and Development, Vulcan Coalition
  • Moderator: Lina Maulidina Sabrina, ESI Knowledge Lab